Shmulik Zysman, ZAG-S&W Founder

Shmulik Zysman

Founder & Managing Director Tel Aviv


Shmulik Zysman is one of the founders of the international law firm ZAG-S&W.

As one of Israel’s foremost commercial lawyers, Shmulik is a recognized expert in the fields of high-tech, internet, life sciences, commercial and capital markets law, as well as communications, and real estate law.

Shmulik has earned a longstanding reputation in supporting technology companies through all stages, from pre-seed through their growth, as well as with regards to IPOs and mergers or acquisitions.

With a background in international transactions, Shmulik’s representation of leading private and institutional investors on the domestic and international fronts has fostered a vast network of connections that greatly benefits his clients.

Among his numerous professional appointments, he has served as a legal counsel in Governmental Committees – the Peled Committee – whose goal was to examine the media and communications market and to create an “open skies” principle – and the Ronen Committee – which examined the reforms in government-owned properties. He has also served as an arbitrator at The Israeli Institute of Commercial Arbitration since its establishment in 1991.

Following in the footsteps of his late father, Shalom Zysman, a former Member of the Knesset, Deputy Mayor of Ramat Gan, Chairman of Maccabi Israel and of the Israeli Olympic Committee, Shmulik is also a prominent leader. As founder and former head of the Israeli National Basketball Players’ Union, he was responsible for initiation and planning of the amendment to the Israeli Sports Law.

Shmulik is a former basketball player who played for 17 years on the Primer League of Israeli Basketball.  During this time, he played for Maccabi Tel Aviv who won the European championship in 1981 and was a member of the Israeli national team.  Being an accomplished and renowned national sportsman, Shmulik is a recognized basketball player in Israel’s Hall of Fame.

Shmulik Zysman is an active volunteer in many community-oriented organizations: Friends of Maccabi Association, Friends of the Ezra Lemarpeh Association (of Rabbi Firer`s foundation). Shmulik is one of the founders and a Board Member of “Lev Ohev”, an association helping children with special needs. He is also the founder and chairman of the Israeli Center for Rett Syndrome (“Silent Angel”). The center helps those who suffer from the syndrome and support their families.

In 2012, Shmulik received the Community Support Grant Award from LYONS, an international Community Foundation.

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