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The road ahead: self-driving cars in China

King & Wood Mallesons


China is too big for international autonomous car suppliers and service providers to ignore. Numerous factors point to the country being pivotal to the development of autonomous cars, including:

  • having the world’s largest automotive market;
  • its continued strong growth;
  • supportive infrastructure;
  • the government’s ability to implement;
  • early-adopter consumers;
  • the popularity of car sharing and the sharing economy; and
  • new and innovative companies on the rise.

However, it will not be easy for these international companies – China will be a major opportunity but also a major challenge. This webinar will delve into some of the legal and practical challenges that international companies may face in China.


Mark Schaub

Mark Schaub specialises in foreign direct investment, cross-border M&A, intellectual property and private equity investment in China. He has advised investment projects in myriad sectors, including retail, automotive, fintech and manufacturing. He is familiar with China issues faced by companies of all sizes, having advised on foreign investment projects in all major sectors across China with a cumulative value exceeding $20 billion.

He has been lead counsel for clients in acquisitions, M&A projects, outsourcing, original equipment manufacturing, technology licensing, compliance, restructuring, joint venture disputes, fraud, distribution and day-to-day corporate advice.

He joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2000. Previously, he worked in the Shanghai offices of well-known German and US law firms. He has been consistently awarded Asia Law's Lawyer of the Year for corporate work. Since August 2018 he has been splitting his time between London and Shanghai.

He speaks English, German and Mandarin.


Mark Schaub


16 January 2019
15:00 - 15:55 UTC
55 min