Assaf Englard

Adv., Partner

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.

Practice areas:

Bar Admittance:

Israel, 1998

Languages:

Hebrew
English

From the Media:

A first: A ‘vacate and redevelop’ urban renewal project including a municipal kindergarten and retail space gets underway (MAGDILIM) > A huge deal in Hod Hasharon: Four companies acquire 147 dunam (147,000 sqm) of agricultural land for ILS 198 million (GLOBES) > Adv. Assaf Englard spoke at a conference by the Real Estate Center that dealt with project finance and real estate lines of credit (YEDIOT AHRONOTH). > Discount Bank is to finance approximately 275 million shekels of a vacate-and-construct project in Kiryat HaYovel in Jerusalem (The Marker) > Adv. Assaf Englard, gave a lecture at a professional training session of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Israel on the various types of charges and collateral (YEDIOT AHRONOTH) > Discount Bank has provided 156 million shekels of finance to complete acquisition of the land in Trigo Real Estate and CityEl Investments’ Florentin Square project (nadlan 2) > Temporary liquidation order for Eurocom Real Estate (Yediot Ahronoth) > Adv. Asaf Englard, gave a lecture to The Real Estate Appraisers Association regarding agreements for the support and funding of complex projects and Urban renewal projects (YEDIOT AHRONOTH) > The banks are not concerned about dissolution of Eurocom; they will put up a fight for the Saidoff deposit (Globes) > Financing of half a billion shekels for a tower block in the Bitsaron neighborhood in Tel Aviv ׁׁ(walla! news) > The Official Receiver to the Supreme Court: “I support lifting the veil on Gad Zeevi’s businesses” (Calcalist) > The Official Receiver to the Supreme Court: Allow attachment of the monies of the companies controlled by Gad Zeevi (Globes) > Court accepts Discount Bank position and denies Zeevi’s request – Zeevi’s bankruptcy proceeding will not be closed to the public (Calcalist) > Bank Leumi’s support of NEXT TLV (Globes) > The Supreme Court is not yet convinced that Zeevi “only works” at his children’s companies (Calcalist) > The Court has temporarily blocked the monies due to Gad Zeevi from the sale of Elisha Hospital (Globes) > Union Bank completes sale of its holdings in Jerusalem Economy Ltd. (Globes) > Electra Real Estate has sold the Midtown project to a sister company (Globes) > The Supreme Court: One guarantor should not be permitted to “hitch a ride” on the settlement agreement of another guarantor (Globes) > Union Bank seeks a buyer for 9% of the ‘Ten’ shares pledged to it because of Eliezer Fishman’s debts (TheMarker) > After Bank Leumi: Judge Orenstein appoints a receiver for Fishman assets pledged to Union Bank with an overall value of 214 million shekels (TheMarker) > The Court appointed a receiver to enforce the Fishman liens in favor of Union Bank (Calcalist) > Orenstein approved Leumi’s disposition of Fishman’s holdings in Globes (Calcalist) > Elad Residence sells rights to a shopping center in Jerusalem for 89 million shekels (Calcalist) > Appeals rejected against construction in the Hassan Arfa precinct in Tel Aviv: 14 towers to be built (Globes) >