Adv. Assaf Englard heads the Banking and Finance 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 all of Israel’s major banks, leading insurance companies, non-bank finance providers and development companies in complex financing transactions, lawsuits, receiverships and liquidations, and more. He also advises banks’ management teams 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. This mix enables him to provide legal services at the highest level to both developers and finance providers.
Assaf specializes in collaboration between finance providers and, among others, has represented and represents consortia of lenders (including banks and institutional entities) in large-scale projects in the State of Israel.
Assaf handles dozens of complex construction finance projects, including the financing of 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 branch of the law. He has served as receiver for thousands of residential units in projects across the country and facilitated the successful conclusion of a number of construction projects that had fallen into financial difficulties.
In the area of banking litigation, Assaf provides comprehensive legal representation on diverse issues, including representation of banks in large and complex financial lawsuits, involving cases concerning the scope of bank liability to third parties, encumbrance law, guarantee law, banking setoff law, debt assignments and collateral. In some cases, Assaf was partner to the setting of precedents by the Supreme Court in the framework of proceedings he conducted.
Over a four-year period, Assaf served as Chairman of the Banking Committee of the Tel Aviv and Center District Board of the Israel Bar Association.
Adv. Englard lectures in the academia and at professional conferences on his fields of expertise. He is the professional director of the Real Estate Entrepreneurship and Management Course at Lahav Executive Education at Tel Aviv University’s Coller School of Management. In addition, Adv. Englard is a member of faculty at the School of Business Administration at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the framework of its Executive MBA program majoring in real estate financing, teaching the course on “Legal Aspects of Real Estate Financing”. Assaf, who also lectured in the Faculty of Law at Bar Ilan University, is a regular lecturer at the Real Estate Center on the subject of Zero Reports and Real Estate Financing.
Assaf holds an LL.M in Commercial Law, cum laude (Class of 2004), and an LL.B. (Class of 1997), both from Bar Ilan University.
Assaf completed his internship in the chambers of then Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Hon. (Ret.) Prof. Aharon Barak.
In 2020, Assaf was ranked among Israel’s leading lawyers in real estate finance by the prestigious IFLR1000 guide, noting that Assaf is a “highly regarded lawyer in real estate finance”.
In addition, the Israeli ranking guide Duns100 gave the banking and financing department led by Assaf the highest ranking available for the financing and banking category.