Efraim Barak

Efraim Barak

EB Sport Law & Consultancy, Tel Aviv


Efraim Barak was born in Argentina (1957) but leaves most of his life (since 1964) in Israel, where he grew and was educated. He completed his law degree in the Tel Aviv University in 1987. On same year he became member of the Israeli BAR. Efraim is also an Honorary Member of the BAR of Buenos Aires.

Until 31/12/2017 he was the Senior Partner at D. Mirkin & Co. and was the founder & the head of the Sport law department in that firm. On 1/1/2108 he established his own firm; EFRAIM BARAK – Sport Law & Consultancy to deal exclusively with Sport Law and Sport institutional consultancy with a special focus on International Sport Law.

He is involved as a practicing lawyer in Sport law for more than 25 years. Within the scope of his activities as an International Sport lawyer he was involved and gained substantial practical experience in advising and representing athletes, clubs and sport organizations in national and international level, and for the last 12 years he is also involved in a large number of academic and educational activities and is often invited as a speaker in congresses and seminars on Sport law worldwide.

Efraim Barak is a CAS Arbitrator since 2005 and was appointed (until mid-2020) to deal with more than 340 Sport related arbitrations (including as president of the Panels and as Sole Arbitrator). Within his activity as CAS Arbitrator he was a member and president of panels in well-known cases, including cases with high public profile and importance, and dealt with a large variety of different topics and fields of the sport activity and sport law such as; Governance and Regulatory matters, commercial & employment disputes, Media Rights disputes, Disciplinary matters including Doping cases and Match Fixing cases and others, actually covering in his activity all the range of matters related to sport and sport law. Efraim Barak was also a member of the CAS Ad Hock Division to the Olympic Games in London 2012 and the CAS Anti-Doping Ad Hoc Division to the Olympic Games in Rio 2016.

Since 2015 he is member of the Legal Committee of UEFA and was promoted in 2019 to the position of 2nd. Vice Chairmen of the Committee. On 2018 he was appointed to the Sport Resolutions’ (UK) International Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators.

He is one of the founders, a member and a member of the Board and treasurer of the RexSport Association, as well as a member of the International Association of Football Lawyers (AIAF).

Efraim Barak

efraim@ebsportlaw.com   / EB Sport Law & Consultancy