Duncan A. W. Abate: Lawyer with Mayer Brown JSM

Duncan A. W. Abate

Phone+852 2843 2203

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Practice Areas

  • Employment & Benefits
  • Employee Benefits
  • Equity & Incentive Plans
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Employment Litigation & Counseling
  • Executive Compensation
  • Pensions
  • Hospitality & Leisure
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
 
Contact InfoTelephone: +852 2843 2203
Fax: +852 2103 5066
http://www.mayerbrown.com
 
Admitted1991, England and Wales; 1994, Hong Kong
 
Memberships 

Activities

Employment Law Sub-Committee, Law Society of Hong Kong

General Committee Member, British Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong

Manpower Committee Member, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

Executive Council Member and Honorary Secretary, Employers' Federation of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Institute of Human Resources Management

International Pensions and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association

Steering Committee, Insurance Intermediaries Quality Assurance Scheme

Hong Kong Retirement Scheme Association

Guidelines Committee, Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority

MPF Schemes Operations Review Committee

Hong Kong Election Committee

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, China Staff Magazine

 
LanguagesEnglish
 
Biography

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 Partnership Board. 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.

 
ISLN909851246
 

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Sign o’ the Times - When Paternity Leave Gets Politicised
Duncan A. W. Abate,Anita W. C. Lam,Hong Tran, September 19, 2014
Our update “A Spotlight on Fathers - the Arrival of Paternity Leave” in March 2014 referred to the imminent arrival of legislation to introduce three days’ paternity leave in Hong Kong. This proposal was greeted with unanimous acclaim and was considered to be a balanced, and...

One Servant, Two Masters, Same Service?
Duncan A. W. Abate,Anita W. C. Lam,Hong Tran, August 25, 2014
According to the results of a recent survey, Hong Kong tops the poll on places that are using contingent workers in 2014, followed closely by the United States. Contingent workers could be temporary employees, secondees and outsourced workers, employed or supplied by companies to work for either a...

Assessing Damages for Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination in Hong Kong
Duncan A. W. Abate,Hong Tran, July 17, 2014
The recent Hong Kong District Court case (DCEO 4/2013) involved a termination of the employment of the plaintiff on the ground of her disability and pregnancy. This was held to be unlawful under both the Disability Discrimination Ordinance (DDO) and the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (SDO).

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Office Information

Duncan A. W. Abate

10 Chater Road, Central
Hong Kong 
 

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