ZAG-S&W’s Sports department is among the leading practices in the country in its field, and has developed a strong reputation both in Israel and abroad. The firm represents top athletes, clubs, associations, sports centers, agents and various commercial entities involved in the world of sports.


The Sports department has extensive experience in advising and representing athletes from the moment they step onto the field, throughout their professional careers.

We act to protect and make the most of their rights, including handling various legal aspects such as contracts, taxation, labor law, tort, insurance, and many others that apply to their professional occupation. We also advise and represent sports clubs from establishing the corporation and their regular operations as a legal entity and sports club in light of the provisions of the Sports Law and all relevant bylaws.


The department specializes in representing and conducting legal proceedings before the internal judicial institutions of the local and international sporting associations, unions and federations.


We believe that a good contract, made thoughtfully and creatively, reduces the risks of a dispute between the parties. The Sports department emphasizes early stage involvement by way of “preemptive case management”, with the intention of making the highest level of professional service available to the client that can prevent unnecessary disputes and legal proceedings down the road. Over the years, our firm has been an active contributor to the legislative process regarding sports in Israel.

The team
ZAG-S&W’s Sports department is led by Adv. Joseph Gayer, one of the foremost sports attorneys in Israel. Mr. Gayer has amassed approximately three decades of practical experience in the field, and has represented Israel’s top athletes as well as many entities involved in sports in Israel and around the world.


Our attorneys are knowledgeable of all case law, legislation and bylaws characterizing the legal practice of sports law, and are highly skilled in dealing with the unique challenges that are relevant to sports. Such profound knowledge and finely tuned skills are key in obtaining the best results for our clients.