As Ogier's BVI team prepares for Hurricane Maria to reach the area this week, our BVI team outside the BVI continues to provide a seamless, round-the-clock service to clients.
Simon Schilder, who heads Ogier's BVI team in Europe, said: "All those who wanted to evacuate have been evacuated with their families and are relocating to Ogier's Jersey or Cayman offices.
"I am pleased to report that our business continuity processes worked extremely well and we have been able to continue to service BVI office clients throughout this period with minimal disruption.
"What has aided our business continuity is Ogier's experienced BVI legal team based outside BVI, which complements the BVI office team. Ogier's clients have not been materially impacted by Hurricane Irma, as all ongoing work has been serviced by BVI lawyers based outside the BVI during this period of disruption.
"We have a small team still in BVI who are working with BVI Finance and other professional services firms who have remained on the ground to assist the island's business continuity initiatives.
"The BVI office is currently open for business but with the approach of Hurricane Maria we will be monitoring the position very closely and BVI office hours will continue to be restricted for now, with our BVI teams in Cayman, European and Asian time zones making sure we have coverage around the clock.
"Our thoughts are with everyone in the BVI and surrounding territories; we will be doing everything we can to make sure our people remain safe during this storm and to continue to help the rebuilding operation after it passes."
Contact Ogier's BVI team here.