Yigal Arnon & Co. has extensive experience in representing a wide range of clients in all matters related to sports law, including commercial transactions, sponsorship, arbitration proceedings and litigation.
Our firm represents business clients in the acquisition of sports teams; we take part in negotiations and related proceedings to secure the approvals of the Israel Football Association and the Budget Control Authority; we regularly advise sports teams (such as Beitar Jerusalem F.C. and Hapoel Ussishkin Tel-Aviv) in negotiating and drafting players contracts with football and basketball players, agreements with coaches and advertising and sponsorship agreements and we represent them in arbitration disputes and litigation which come before the tribunals of the Israel Football Association and the Israel Basketball Association. We also represent individual athletes in a variety of sports in the negotiation of their player contract with the major sports teams in Israel (such teams to include Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Maccabi Tel-Aviv and others).
Among our clients in this field are Israeli and international corporations such as Nike and other companies that sell sports equipment, which we represent in sponsorship agreements in different sports. In Addition, we represent the Israeli sports channel in a number of different areas of sports law including litigation, class action lawsuits and the purchase of broadcasting rights of sports events. Other clients include the owners of such broadcasting rights whom we represent in all kinds of transactions and other proceedings related to their rights.