This is a message by way of reassurance to inform you that, despite the constantly evolving nature of the COVID-19 threat, EDGE International Lawyers will continue to be operate as normally as possible. At the same time, we felt it prudent to also reassure you that, due to the recommendations of the Portuguese Government together with the Portuguese and International Health organizations, we are taking proportional measures in terms of implementation of our contingency plan in order to control, and as far as possible prevent, the spread of COVID-19. These measures can be summarized as follows: remote working is being implemented as far as possible; all international business travel for our employees has been suspended; and meetings are being replaced by videoconferencing/conference calls.
EDGE prides itself on being very responsive and effective in our communication to and representation of clients. You can be assured that this level of professionalism in terms of response times and quality of delivery will continue. However, as a natural consequence of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 virus, we may not be able to respond with the same level of efficiency and we ask in this respect for your understanding. But our commitment to quality and efficiency will of course remain the same.
We realise that this is a period of some challenge but we are confident that we can continue to maintain and develop our business relationships with you whilst also doing our small but important part to control the spread of the virus and reduce its impact throughout the country and beyond. With everyone doing their part, we can return to normality as soon as we possibly can.