Mark Schaub



King and Wood Mallesons, Partner, Shanghai Office

Mark specializes in foreign direct investment, M&A, outbound investment, compliance and intellectual property. He has advised foreign investment projects in a wide variety of sectors including retail, power, media, internet, renewable energy, transportation, automotive and manufacturing. Transaction sizes have varied from USD 140,000 to USD 1 billion. He is familiar with China issues faced by companies of all sizes and also the issues Chinese companies face as they go overseas.

Mark Schaub has been lead counsel for clients in acquisitions, M&A projects, outsourcing, technology licensing, compliance, restructuring, fraud investigations, distribution as well as providing day-to-day corporate advice.

Mark is also the leader of the Retail practice group at King & Wood Mallesons; assisting different retailers and brand owners in setting up their operations in China and dealing with the many legal issues involved with navigating the maze of PRC regulations. Retailers he has assisted include the Kering Group, VF Corporation, Bjorn Borg, Coach, Alfred Dunhill, Yihaodian, adidas, Versace, Tesco, Walmart, Bvlgari, JYSK, Sainsbury’s, Loro Piana, Microsoft, Lotte, Aeon, Grand Optical, Bottega Veneta, Hasbro, Glamour Sales, Chanel, Armani, Alexander Wang, LVMH, Johnson & Johnson, Blackmores, PURE Group, Oroton, Luxotica, MCM, G-Star, Spectrum Brands, Cole Haan, amongst others.

Mark has lived and worked in Shanghai since 1993 and speaks German, English and Mandarin. He is the head of our corporate group in Shanghai and the first western partner to join King & Wood Mallesons. He is also part of our global management committee and has consistently been awarded Asia Law’s “Lawyer of the Year” award.

In 2007 Mr. Schaub’s first book, “China: the Art of Law – Chronicling deals, disasters, greed, stupidity and occasional success in China” was published by CCH and became one of CCH’s best selling titles. He is currently working on a follow up on the new Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone with CCH as well as another book about retail in China.

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