Duncan Abate
Duncan Abate
Duncan Abate is a partner of Mayer Brown. He is the chair of the firm’s Asia Board.

International firms have long reaped the rewards of Hong Kong’s free and competitive business environment; now is the time to give back. While the city’s battle with Covid-19 may be pushing many to seek other markets, businesses must stay and help Hong Kong weather its current storm.


Draft legislation has been proposed to introduce paternity leave and paternity leave pay. This means that every employee who is hired under a "continuous contract" will be entitled to three days' leave for the birth of each child of which he claims to be the father.