Announcements COVID-19: What is Maples Group doing?
20 Mar 2020
Please note this update has been revised as at 20 March 2020
The Maples Group has comprehensive, jurisdictionally specific, pandemic plans in place.
With offices in 18 locations and multiple time zones around the world, the Maples Group is positioned to ensure business continuity for our clients. Our robust and reliable Business Continuity Plan enables us to leverage resources from other locations, where necessary, resulting in little to no impact to client service.
We are continuing to follow advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and local governments, all of our global teams are now substantively working remotely or fully working remotely, as appropriate, allowing us to continue to service our clients' needs effectively.
As this is a unique situation, the Group has issued new guidance and protocols to all personnel globally to keep our people safe and maintain client service. A summary of the preventative measures and steps that we are taking is detailed below.
If you have specific enquiries relating to your business, please speak with your usual Maples Group contact.
Remote Working Capabilities
We have implemented remote working protocols across all of our global offices, our lawyers and professionals have the necessary capabilities to enable them to effectively work remotely, with secure access to relevant internal platforms, as required.
The Group has imposed a travel suspension for all global business travel until further notice. Furthermore, the Group is adhering to self-isolation guidelines and other advice issued by the WHO and relevant governing bodies in all jurisdictions in which we operate.
All personnel returning from any international location are required to contact HR for further advice before attending the office.
Meetings and Events
With our global travel suspension, we will be facilitating overseas meetings and events with the assistance of virtual meeting providers.
Maples Group Offices
If you are due to attend a meeting at one of our offices, we ask that you please read the following information before attending:
We ask that you do not attend any such meetings if you have been to, or knowingly been in contact with, anyone who has been infected in the past 14 days, or if you feel unwell. We are happy to discuss alternative meeting options.
If you experience the relevant symptoms after attending an event at one of our offices or after having met with any of our people, please let your Maples Group contact know so that we can inform our own people and fellow attendees in an appropriate manner.
We continue to assess the impact of this situation on a daily basis and are monitoring closely the advice given by the authorities. We will provide further updates to this page.
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