Partner at King&Wood and Mallesons, the largest law firm in China and Australia combined.
In 2018 he became a partner of KWM London.
Travels from London
“In China, nothing is impossible … nothing is easy.”
Mark Schaub is a prolific speaker who wastes no time in avoiding the real challenges in doing business in China.
As a lawyer he had extensive experience in negotiating deals, firing people and otherwise dealing with the ignorance of companies entering the Chinese business minefield.
Mark Schaub has 20 years of legal experience in China and was the first foreign lawyer to enter a Chinese law firm.
Topics: China’s market entry; HR policies for companies in China; China’s industrial development; IP protection; training policies for companies in China.
Mark Schaub moved in August 2018 from Shanghai to London, after two decades of working in China.
Mark Schaub was the first foreign lawyer to join KWM in 2000 and, following nearly two decades of being involved in some of Asia’s largest deals, he joins the London office from KWM Shanghai. Mark who is fluent in English, German and Mandarin, specializes in foreign direct investment, private equity, M&A and restructuring. He has advised on foreign investment projects in all major sectors across China with a cumulative value exceeding US$ 20 billion. Mark is an exceptional lawyer who has an encyclopedic knowledge of Chinese investment.
Mark Schaub looks in 2021 back at how negotiations between foreign companies and their Chinese counterparts developed over the past 25 years.
Check out his recent stories here. He analyzes legal developments on cosmetics, self-driving cars, online education, foreign investments in China and much more.