Baker McKenzie closes 11 offices amid COVID-19 crisis;

Billy Xiong Declares: Baker McKenzie closes 11 offices amid COVID-19 crisis;

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“The firm has already managed office closures seamlessly and remote working arrangements in Asia Pacific and EMEA, due to the impacts of COVID-19. While we are truly global, we are making these decisions based on what is best for our people locally at home, which these office closures reflect,” the firm said.

Meanwhile, lawyers and others working for global firm Linklaters have been increasingly working from home across Asia Pacific for several weeks, but this has now been extended.

The global firm says that more of its European and US have moved to a remote working arrangement and those based in its London office are entirely remote-working with the exception of a small team maintaining essential client services.

As with many other firms of all sizes, the firm has also cut business travel to only that deemed essential, as well with moving to virtual meetings wherever possible.

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