'Duncan Watson pulls the stops out to complete instructions within even very tight deadlines. He looks at legal questions analytically without making assumptions and thereby achieves better outcomes'.
Legal 500 2020

Overview

Duncan Watson is a Scottish qualified lawyer and counsel in the Pensions practice of the London office. He is a member of the pensions investment team advising institutional pension funds and asset managers on investment management work, including all kinds of investment funds, liability-driven investment mandates, custody and stock lending.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2017, Duncan worked for a leading global investment bank where he worked in its asset management division and particularly advised on segregated mandates, all aspects of funds (including custody and distribution) and general commercial and regulatory issues. He also advised on various wealth management matters and the sale of wealth management business. Duncan has six years experience of working in-house in the asset management industry, as well as advising on asset management matters in private practice for a number of years.

Education

University of Aberdeen, Diploma in Legal Practice

University of Aberdeen, LLB (Hons)

Admissions

  • Scotland

Activities

  • Member of the Association of Pension Lawyers Investment Committee.
  • Listed as a 'key lawyer' for Pensions. ‘The pensions investment team lead by Edward Jewitt and supported by Duncan Watson deliver a high service level of detailed advice over a wide spectrum of asset classes and investment vehicles‘. ‘Duncan Watson has been key in dealing with more challenging issues on mandates as they arise. He has established good working relationships across the supplier/client base we have, which I believe are improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the work undertaken‘. Legal 500 2021.
     
  • 'Duncan Watson pulls the stops out to complete instructions within even very tight deadlines. He looks at legal questions analytically without making assumptions and thereby achieves better outcomes'. Legal 500 2020.