Farid Assaf SC is a commercial silk with particular expertise in corporate insolvency, cross-border insolvency, company law, directors' duties, banking and financial services, corporate regulatory matters, and general commercial litigation. Farid has a national practice involving both trial and appellate work and is repeatedly recognised in Best Lawyers, Doyles Guide, and Chambers and Partners for his commercial insolvency and advocacy expertise. The 2019 edition of Chambers and Partners praises Farid's "versatile combination of strong corporations law and insolvency expertise with a busy general commercial litigation practice" and also highlights "his well honed advocacy skills."
Farid is a Fellow of INSOL International (with honours, first in class) and a leading author in insolvency matters. His two text books, Statutory Demands and Winding up in Insolvency and Voidable Transactions in Company Insolvency are both published by Lexis Nexis and are frequently cited by superior courts around Australia. Prior to being called to the bar, Farid was an in-house lawyer with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission where he developed unique expertise and insight into corporate regulation and enforcement.
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2016 - 2020 – Band 4 in Dispute Resolution - "a tremendously effective counsel whom I would use again without hesitation," "has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law," “provides a level of strategic analysis you don't often see" "thinks outside the box to create unique solutions to difficult problems."
Doyles Guide 2018 – 2019 (Australia Wide) – Leading Insolvency and Reconstruction Senior Counsel