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16 March 2020 / news

COVID-19: Update from Loyens & Loeff

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting hundreds of thousands of people and is leading, all over the world, to far-reaching health and safety measures. We want to assure you we remain committed to providing our clients with the best possible service despite the challenges we all currently face.

At Loyens & Loeff, we put people at the heart of our business. This means that we take no risks in relation to the health and wellbeing of our people and clients, their families, and society at large. Our firm shall, therefore, fully comply with all relevant measures that we are asked to take by government officials and health experts.

We have taken various other precautionary measures as follows:

  • we have asked all our employees to work from home, unless there are urgent reasons not to do so. Our IT infrastructure is set up to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our email and documents system in order to securely work both in the office and remotely.
  • we have implemented precautionary measures for anyone who has to work in, or is visiting one of our offices.
  • any in-person client meetings or events will be postponed or organised differently (through telephone or video conference).

These measures are the best guarantee for a reliable and successful continuation of our client work. 

We are also mindful of the potential impact of the coronavirus on your business, and of any questions or concerns that may arise in this regard. To clarify a number of questions from a legal and tax perspective—for instance with regards to absence protocols, health related data of employees, and obligations and liabilities under commercial contracts of your business, we have combined our in-house expertise in a few extensive Q&A’s.

It is uncertain what the next phases of the coronavirus outbreak will look like, and what measures will need to be taken. We will closely monitor and evaluate the situation, and keep you updated on any adjustments to our procedures, or on any relevant tax or legal implications.

Do not hesitate to reach out to us personally or to your trusted adviser with your questions or concerns. You can find the contact details of all our advisers under 'Our people' on our website.

Bram Linnartz and Thierry Charon
Executive Board Loyens & Loeff

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