Covid-19: Firm policies & General Information

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic situation, working with experts to determine the proper precautions to be taken. We are enforcing in all offices the recommendations put forth by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other Brazilian governmental health agencies to help “flatten the curve” and slow the spread of the virus.

Our main priority has always been the health, safety and wellness of our team members, community and clients

The Operational Plan already implemented

We are treating the daily commute to the office as non-essential travel and instructing our members to work remotely.

We have a robust telework system in place, that counts with the high availability of all systems used at Licks Attorneys in Microsoft Azure and Amazon servers. All fully operational for all our members, as part of our ISO 9000 business continuation plan. The telework relies on the same level of security we enjoy at our offices, as part of our ISO 27000 guidelines.

We have been investing, training and preparing our systems and members for years, as part of our good practices and ISO commitments to ensure continuity of service. Working remotely – not only from home - is part of our core business model and capabilities. We will continue to have fully operational service teams to meet all needs. We were one of Zoom’s first clients in Brazil, as well as one of the first in the country to deploy Office365 SharePoint and Microsoft Teams to all of our members, among many other technologies.

We have the technological tools, internet bandwidth and capabilities to effectively serve our members and our clients, as all of our internal systems and files can be remotely accessed with the same security measures in place within our office. To know more about our IT capabilities, including data protection and redundancy, please click here.

All members of our firm continue to have access to their electronic mail, telephone messaging systems, electronic files, and everything else needed for a long term remote environment.

We continue to maintain staff at our offices in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo to assure that we promptly handle physical mail and any matters that need to be implemented onsite.

We implemented extensive cleaning and disinfecting procedures across all our offices, including frequent cleaning of high touch areas.

We are keeping our members fully informed of best practices, with daily internal communications and continuous availability for calls and videoconferences of our crisis management team and managing professionals.

We have postponed upcoming firm events and cancelled conference attendance for the following weeks.

We will continue to monitor recommended health and safety guidance and make further updates.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time for more information.‍

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