The self-driving revolution is underway. Carmakers around the world are planning to have fully autonomous vehicles on the road by 2030. In China alone, it is estimated that there will be more than eight million autonomous vehicles on the roads by 2035. In this episode, Mark Schaub discusses the opportunities for foreign carmakers in China, how autonomous vehicles and national security are linked, the emergence of self-driving car fleets, and more.
Mark Schaub is a London-based senior partner at King & Wood Mallesons who specializes in cross border M&A, intellectual property, and private equity investment in China. Mark was the first foreign lawyer to join the firm in 2000 and his work now mainly focuses on foreign investment in China’s emerging high-tech sectors including fintech, blockchain and autonomous vehicles.
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