Prior to the Covid 19 pandemic, Kosovo's economy was on an upward trajectory, with GDP growing at an annual rate of over 4%. Commercial lawyers remain reasonably positive, with business resuming following a March/April lockdown. IT, infrastructure, energy and natural resources remain key areas of work, as does IP protection advice. The legal system has more in common with fellow countries from the former Yugoslavia, although proximity to Albania has led to several leading Albanian firms opening small offices there: KALO & ASSOCIATES and Boga & Associates being the two main examples. Wolf Theiss also has a prominent Kosovo desk. Among the domestic firms, Pallaska & Associates is a key name.