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Up to 40 Taylor Wessing employees are to work remotely, with some in self-isolation, after an employee in the firm’s Frankfurt office tested positive for coronavirus.

According to a spokesperson for the firm, the employee is in self-isolation after having had a mild reaction to the illness, but is recovering well.

The spokesperson added that the 12th floor where the employee had been working has been deep-cleaned, and that up to 40 employees who shared the same office space have been asked to work remotely, and in some cases to self-isolate.

The Frankfurt office however remains open on the three other floors the firm occupies.

The case is the second involving a Taylor Wessing employee after the firm closed its London office on Friday following another positive test for Covid-19.

Earlier in March, a partner at the Vienna-based firm Wolf Theiss was hospitalised with the coronavirus, and three additional employees also tested positive.

Meanwhile across the U.K. firms have been ramping up their preparations in the face of the growing outbreak. A number of firms including Linklaters, Clifford Chance and Hogan Lovells have begun testing their remote working capabilities with mass agile working exercises.

Elsewhere, a number of firms including Simmons & Simmons, Osborne Clarke and Latham & Watkins have cancelled their global partner conferences.

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