The Covid-19 pandemic hit the Russian Federation particularly hard, with the country repeatedly topping all lists for its highest numbers of reported coronavirus cases in Europe. The consequences for the Russian economy were almost instant, with local unemployment rates climbing quickly and consumption rates declining early in the spring of 2020. Naturally, the legal market was also affected by all this.
At the time, both Russian and international law firms had something in common: they were quick to react to the pandemic, closing offices and adjusting successfully to working remotely. Not only did the legal market do its best to contain the impact of the pandemic among its employees and clients – eventually, it played an active part in combating its spread.