According to the Bank of Israel, it is high-tech’s ‘notable share in Israel’s economy’ [that] is one of the factors in the ‘moderate adverse economic impact’ of the COVID-19 crisis in Israel relative to that in many other advanced economies. Since the turn of the year, as the vaccine rollout became the envy of many nations, Israeli businesses are trying to turn a corner and embrace this new normality. Investment is climbing, SPACs have boomed, and concrete and tangible developments emerged in the new relationship with the United Arab Emirates. 

We caught up with leading international lawyers and the top ranked law firms that were recognized as leaders in the latest Israel Desks rankings – Legally Israel 100, to discover their latest thoughts on various topics such as:

  • what concerns Israeli businesses today?
  • what are the concerns or questions that prospective investors currently have?
  • have there been any key developments recently that are shaping transactions?
  • how has the real estate market held up? 

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Thank you to those who had contributed and shared their insights (in order of appearance):

Allen & Overy’s Lee Noyek, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’ Adir Waldman, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s Jonathan Morris, White & Case’s Daniel Turgel, McDermott Will & Emery’s Mark Selinger, Greenberg Traurig’s Lawrence Sternthal, Asserson’s David Prais and Baruch Baigel.