The Covid-19 pandemic hit Israel about as hard as anywhere else but local lawyers are confident operating in an ultra-resilient market. Few, if any, national economies escaped 2020 with a clean bill of health, and Israel was no exception. As per the Central Bureau of Statistics, the country’s economy contracted by 2.4% across the year, the most severe decline since the state was established in 1948. It is a testament to the unprecedented nature of the past year that Israel’s performance can be considered a relative success story – the average across the OECD countries was a 5.5% decline. Legal Business takes a deep-dive into the Israeli legal market with its annual cover story.