COVID-19: Chambers update

Following the recent developments resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak we have been closely following the advice of the government public health officials including the UK Government and the WHO. We are fortunate that our entire workforce is able to work remotely using the latest secure technology available and we are focussed on delivering the highest level of service wherever possible.

We also thought it would be helpful to share an update on our business activities with you:

- Our London office is now closed and our collegues are all able to work remotely including conducting phone interviews.

- We are sensitive to the issues that many firms and businesses are facing and will continue to be flexible wherever possible. For that reason we have decided to make the following changes to submissions deadlines for the USA and Europe guides:
• Chambers USA 2021 - submissions deadline in early June will now be extended to 23rd July.

• Chambers Europe 2021 - submissions deadline on 13th May will now be extended to 17th June. However, as European research is underway and we have good engagement from our research contacts, please can you continue to plan to provide the relevant referee spreadsheets by 13th May to support these submissions where possible.

- We are currently on track for the next release of rankings which is Chambers USA on 23rd of April.

- The safety of our partners, attendees, speakers and employees remains of the utmost importance and we have taken the difficult decision to postpone our events taking place in March and April 2020. Communications have been sent to all attendees and other key event contacts outlining this.

- Deadlines for guide profiles and content required for Chambers Global Practice Guides remain the same, however if this causes any issues please contact your Chambers representative to discuss.

We are constantly reviewing our working practices based on the latest information and will do our best to minimise any disruption to the service we provide. Our thoughts remain with those most affected by the outbreak and we will work closely with our clients and research contacts to address any concerns.

Please continue to work with your regular Chambers contact or email [email protected] and we will respond as soon as possible.

For further information specifically related to our research, please see our research FAQs - COVID-19.