Clifford Chance has pushed back its office return date for its Americas workforce for the second time, with staff and lawyers now set to return to the workplace at the start of 2022.

According to a memo sent by the firm’s Americas management team to CC lawyers in New York, Washington, D.C. and São Paulo and seen by International, the already-delayed office return date of October 25 has now been pushed back until the week of January 10 2022 amid lingering concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant.