Eyal Roy Sage
"Eyal Roy Sage and Shir Shoshany-Katz – professionals with extensive knowledge and availability."
The Legal 500 EMEA 2022
"Eyal Sage is highly experienced and professional; he has a way of dealing with complex issues very creatively and “breaking them down” & explaining them to the client so it is all clear. He analyzes correctly the different interest’s of the parties and that leads to better and clever problem solving, he is up-to-date in all the issues regarding intellectual property in the world."
The Legal 500 EMEA 2022
“ He is very thorough and looks at the bigger picture.”
Chambers Global 2022
“He is very knowledgeable and always informed of the latest updates”
Chambers Global 2022
“Eyal Sage definitely stands out with regard to his depth of analysis, practical solutions and thinking “out of the box” in connection to every case at hand.”
Legal 500 EMEA 2021
"Eyal is really up to date with whatever's going on in the legal world. He's a really good listener and knows how to put himself in our shoes."
Chambers Global 2021
"Eyal Roy Sage has shown great knowledge and experience in local and international data protection and privacy laws. In addition, he has shown extraordinarily deep knowledge in technology. Due to his ability to combine his legal and technical knowledge, in addition to his creative and practical thinking, Eyal provides the very best legal services."
The Legal 500 EMEA 2020
"Sage is very experienced and knowledgeable and fully understands clients’ needs. He adopts a collaborative approach to achieve the best possible outcome."
The Legal 500 EMEA 2020
"Given his many qualities and extensive professional experience combining technology and law, Sage helps us deal with complex issues, in a professional, clear and practical way."
The Legal 500 EMEA 2020
"I have worked with Eyal Sage in a complex IP matter. He is very knowledgeable, available all the time and solution oriented. He has a strong ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines."
The Legal 500 EMEA 2020
"great lawyer; Particularly strong on copyright issues"
Chambers Global 2020
"Very pragmatic, with an ability to understand very complex situations quickly"
Chambers Global 2020
"A positive experience"... "Overall an excellent lawyer across the field of TMT, Very smart"
Chambers Global 2019
“One of the big names in TV representation“
Chambers Global 2018
“A very good attorney in antitrust and copyright; He is very knowledgeable“
Chambers Global 2018
“Extremely skilled and knowledgeable”
Legal 500 EMEA 2016
“Smart, sharp and always available”
Legal 500 EMEA 2016
“Always available and willing to help”
Legal 500 EMEA 2015
“Knows how to combine technology and the law”
Legal 500 EMEA 2014
“Excellent knowledge, writing and analytical skills”
Legal 500 EMEA 2014
“Sage’s knowledge of IP is second to none”
Legal 500 EMEA 2013

Eyal is a founding partner of AYR.

He advises industry-leading clients in the technology, telecommunications and media industries. His practice concentrates in privacy and data protection, intellectual property and antitrust. Eyal is very experienced in regulatory matters, and speaks and writes regularly on antitrust, privacy and data protection, encryption and trade controls, and intellectual property.

Eyal is a Co-chair of the Tel Aviv Chapter of the IAPP – International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Eyal was a member of the Committee for the Licensing of Private Investigators in the Ministry of Justice.

Among other things, Eyal regularly participated in committee meetings and in writing the consent tests of researchers.

He is licensed to practice in Israel (admitted 1994), New York (admitted 2002) and England and Wales (admitted 2005 – non-practising solicitor).

Graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (LL.B., 1991) and of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M., 1992).

Eyal Roy has gained recognition by the leading international ranking guides:

  • The Legal 500′ recommended Eyal’s work in IP, high-tech and startups, and telecom and media’
  • Chambers and Partners ranked Eyal as a leading lawyer in the practice areas of IP and Telecoms

‘The Legal 500’ ranked Eyal as a Leading Individual in the field of Telecoms and Media for 2020.

Fluent in Hebrew and English, and also speaks French, German and Dutch.

Acts as local outside counsel for a leading multinational software company since 1994.

Prepared privacy and data processing compliance programmes in various industries, and advises on cloud computing and other types of technology outsourcing, and big data analysis.

Participated in defence teams which handled complex class actions related to cartels, abuse of dominance, price-fixing, resale price maintenance, monopolisation, predatory pricing, refusals to deal, intellectual-property-related antitrust issues, technological tying, breach of privacy and more.

Regularly advises foreign companies on Israeli law, and, speaking both English and Hebrew fluently, is experienced in simultaneously handling cases in both languages.

Advises on hiring, employment and termination of employees in technology companies.

Was a regular participant in the parliamentary committee that has modernized Israel’s copyright law, and was the only private practitioner to have been commended by the committee for his contribution to the hearings.

Negotiated licensing agreements with artist and various other organisations in Israel. Represented clients in the Antitrust Tribunal and Antitrust court in complex litigation proceedings to approve the activities of three bodies under the Antitrust Law. Expert in handling copyright enforcement and content licensing both on an individual basis and on a collective basis.

Led a team of lawyers in successfully preparing a bid for mobile telephony spectrum and telecommunications license, and pioneered plain-language consumer contract drafting for the winner.

Negotiated a large number of software development, deployment and licensing contracts and telecommunications equipment procurement contracts.

Negotiated network interconnection, frequency allocation and co-ordination, and roaming agreements.

Wrote position papers on network sharing and network neutrality.

Speaks in international conventions on Israeli encryption controls.

Contributed to the chapter on Israel of the The American Bar Association’s “Antitrust Issues in Intellectual Property Licensing Transactions.”

Since 2015, member of the Private Investigators and Security Companies Licensing Board, operating under the auspices of the Ministry of Justice.




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