Fighting Back – JV Disputes and What to Do When Things Go Wrong

  • When:
    Monday, 12 November 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Where:
    British Chamber Shanghai - We suggest that you enter the ZhangYuan community from the north gate on Taixing Lu (near Wujiang Lu)., 上海英国商会 (建议从泰兴路上的张园入口进入)
    No.9, Sub-lane 56, Lane 590, Weihai Lu, Jing'an District
  • Price:
    RMB 150 including two drinks and snacks. Members only.

The Chamber's Legal Focus Group invites international companies who are currently in or planning to enter a joint venture in China, or partnering with a Chinese company, to this event.

Contracts, articles and case studies tend to be clear cut and clinical. Real life involves real people and is often chaotic and almost all JVs that fail are messy. Unfortunately, most JV partners are as bad at exiting toxic JVs as they are at avoiding toxic situations. At the event, guest speaker Mark Schaub, Senior Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, will cover common mistakes and immediate actions needed to gain control of the situation. Mark has the experience in the middle of messy joint ventures and will share the lessons learned in sorting the situation.

Location of the British Chamber Shanghai Office - we suggest that you enter the ZhangYuan community from the north gate on Taixing Lu (near Wujiang Lu)

New office map - Jun

No-show Policy: Please note you must cancel your reservation in writing to the event contact staff 24 hours in advance. No-shows without prior notification will be charged a no-show fee of RMB100. 

Walk-in Policy: Please note that members who attend the event without prior reservation will be charged an extra walk-in fee of RMB50 if spaces are still available.

Speaker Introduction

Mark Schaub

Senior Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

Mark Schaub specialises in foreign direct investment, M&A, compliance, intellectual property, and private equity investment in China.

He has advised foreign investment projects in major sectors including retail, power, media, internet, renewable energy, transportation, automotive, and manufacturing. Transaction sizes have varied from USD 140,000 to USD 100 millions. He is familiar with China issues faced by companies of all sizes.

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

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 Mark’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.

Mark joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2000. He has lived and worked in Shanghai for almost 15 years and speaks English, German, and Mandarin.

Event contact

Hilary Wu