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Duncan A. W. Abate

Duncan A. W. Abate

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"Another client explained: 'Responsiveness is very important in our business, which is why we value him so much'."

Chambers Asia Pacific (2013)

Duncan Abate is a partner of Mayer Brown JSM and serves on the Management Committee. He advises on all aspects of employment and employee benefits law and regulation, including discrimination, labour relations, termination of employment and the structure of employment relationships. He also advises on the establishment, maintenance and restructuring of occupational retirement schemes and mandatory provident fund schemes, as well as related documentation and services. Duncan has solid experience in advising on employment and retirement scheme issues in the context of regional and local corporate acquisitions, disposals and reorganisations.

Duncan has been described as "the expert in employment law in Hong Kong" and his clients "have every confidence that he will best represent [their] interests" by Chambers Asia Pacific 2013. He has been "identified among the Top 25 Labour & Employment experts in the world" and "received more nominations than any other Labour & Employment expert in Hong Kong" (The Expert Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers 2007).  Duncan has been consistently ranked as a Leading Employment Lawyer in Asia Pacific Legal 500  since 2006 and also in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2009-2011, and Chambers Asia since 2008. Prior to joining the firm, Duncan was with another large international firm from 1989-1994.

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