Mark Schaub

Mark Schaub is a director of He Yi Advisors and based in Shanghai. Mark has lived in Shanghai since 1993 and is concurrently a senior partner with leading international law firm, King & Wood Mallesons.

Mark has helped foreign companies enter China for over 20 years and was the first foreign lawyer to join King & Wood Mallesons in China. He has extensive experience with foreign direct investments, mergers & acquisitions, compliance, private equity and intellectual property in China. 

He has advised foreign companies on their investment projects in China in a wide range of industries from manufacturing, transportation and logistics, internet, energy and retail. He also advises Chinese companies on their investments abroad and was part of the lead team on the Weichai-Kion deal, which at the time was the largest Chinese direct investment into Germany ever.

In addition to his work as legal counsel, Mark has been appointed as a director to joint ventures and WFOEs in sectors as varied as energy, manufacturing, retail, and mining. He was also appointed as liquidation chairman of a major multi-million USD Sino-foreign joint venture.

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 Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone with CCH as well as another book about retail in China.

Mark attended the University of Adelaide and speaks English, German, and Mandarin.