Adv. Assaf Englard heads the Banking and Financing Department at law firm Hamburger Evron & Co. and is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Insolvency, Receivership and Liquidation Departments.
Adv. Englard represents Israel’s major banks and leading insurance companies in complex financing transactions, lawsuits, receiverships and liquidations, and more. He also advises bank management in these fields and assists in management of their properties.
Assaf has considerable experience in complex real estate transactions that require expertise in both real estate law and the intricacies of financing on a major scale. This mix enables him to provide legal services at the highest level to both finance providers and real estate development companies.
Assaf specializes in collaboration between finance providers. Among his clients in this field, he represents the financing consortium behind a large residential project in Tel Aviv, and the financing consortium (which includes a number of institutional investors) in another large-scale project in Tel Aviv.
Assaf handles dozens of complex construction financing projects, including projects for urban renewal (vacate and reconstruct) and purchase group projects.
Assaf also has particular expertise and extensive experience in the field of insolvency and is involved in many of the largest cases in Israel in this field. He has served as receiver of thousands of residential units in projects across the country, and brought about the successful conclusion of a number of construction projects that had fallen into financial difficulties.
In the firm’s banking litigation practice, Assaf provides comprehensive legal representation on diverse issues, including: representation of banks in large and complex financial lawsuits, including cases concerning the scope of bank liability to third parties, guarantee law, banking offsetting law, debt assignments and collateral, and representation of banks and receivers in cases on the responsibility of office holders appointed by the courts. In some of his cases, Assaf was partner to the setting of precedents by the Supreme Court.
Over a four-year period, Assaf served as Chairman of the Banking Committee of the Tel Aviv and Center District of the Israel Bar Association. He lectured at Bar Ilan University and at the Academic College Netanya, and is today a regular lecturer at professional conferences and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses in academia on banking and financing topics.
Assaf holds an LL.B. (Class of 1997) and an LL.M in Commercial Law, cum laude (Class of 2004), both from Bar Ilan University.
Assaf completed his internship in the chambers of then Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Hon. (Ret.) Professor Aharon Barak.