Despite the significant impact of COVID-19 in every jurisdiction in which we operate, Hudson Sandler remains in good shape to manage the challenges that the mitigation measures will bring. We are a flexible business that has been established to work effectively from anywhere in the world. With all the appropriate technology in place and fully tested, we are able to guarantee seamless 24/7 support to our clients while our staff work remotely.
We are following the guidelines of UK and overseas governments extremely carefully. Our first responsibility is to our colleagues, their families and friends, and the wider community. We are carefully monitoring the health of our colleagues and have a record of all travel in the last month. We are ensuring that anyone who needs to isolate themselves is following the correct procedures and medical advice, and has the support they need. While our London and international hub offices remain open and available to any member of staff or client who needs to use them, we are encouraging our colleagues to work from home as much as possible. We are in close contact with any client who was planning to hold an in-person meeting over the coming weeks to ascertain if this can be reorganised as a video conference.
My main message to all our clients and contacts is that our team is here to support you over this very challenging period. With a history going back to the mid 1980s, we have advised across multiple significant crisis situations. Of course, the global effect of this outbreak of COVID-19 is unlike anything the world has experienced before. We recognise the impact that this will be having for many of you and the complex communications challenges you may currently be facing.
Hudson Sandler has invested in providing secure systems to promote working from home, and most colleagues already have utilised this infrastructure. We are well equipped to support our clients at all times 24/7, whilst operating fully in line with Government guidelines in each of the jurisdictions in which we operate.