Covid-19 – What is Linklaters doing?

The health and safety of our people, their families and our clients will always be our top priority and is an essential part of our Linklaters Culture.
 
Outlined below is an overview of the measures we are taking to keep our people safe and maintain client service.
 
If you have more specific enquiries relating to your matters or how to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on your business, please speak to your Linklaters partner.
 

Continuing client service from outside the office

Our teams across Asia have been adopting working from home arrangements since January, continuing to serve our clients effectively. From late March, our European offices, those in the US and the Middle East moved to a remote working arrangement.
 
Our teams have now begun to return to the office in countries where government advice and regulations allow them to do so. Over half of our Asia locations and all of our European offices have now reopened. In London we have started to allow those in our teams who are unable to work remotely back into the office and in line with the UK government advice, continue to instruct those who can work from home that they should remain doing so. Our offices in the Americas remain closed.
 
Our ability to work remotely is well tested. All our professionals are issued with secure laptops or tablets which they use every day and can connect to the Linklaters network remotely. Prior to Covid-19, our lawyers worked remotely on a regular basis and are all familiar with the practicalities of working from home.
 
We are confident that our technology and best practice ensure a consistently high level of client service. Our investment and experience have ensured that we have the equipment and support we need now that that we have moved to working from home on a more long-term basis.
 
Our business can continue as much as possible during this period of remote working with minimal impact on client service. Our lawyers are trained to continue to deliver Linklaters’ quality service during this time, and to ensure that transactions which have time critical deadlines approaching in the coming period will be managed in a business as usual manner.