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, most of our European offices, those in the US and the Middle East moved to a remote working arrangement.
As a precautionary measure, we have moved to a full remote working arrangement for our London office until further notice.
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. Our lawyers work 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 has 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 lawyers have also been given advice on what to discuss with clients, particularly in relation to transactions which have time critical deadlines approaching in the coming period. We are keen to ensure that business can continue as much as possible during this period of remote working with minimal impact on client service.
Large meetings and conferences
Following the effective closure of most of our offices, including London, we are arranging webinars and other ways to meet or hold events without needing the sessions to be held in person.
We are also looking at our own internal meetings – our global partner conference which was due to take place in Berlin at the end of April will now also take place virtually, with the face-to-face meeting postponed until November.