Mr Farid Assaf

BA (Hons), LLB

Farid Assaf SC is a barrister at Banco Chambers, Sydney. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1998 while employed as a lawyer with the then Australian Securities Commission and commenced at the Bar in 2000.  Farid has a diverse national practice with a particular emphasis on corporations and insolvency law matters and is ranked in Chambers and Partners Australia Directory, Best Lawyers and Doyle’s Guide.  Farid is also a Fellow of INSOL International and the author of a number of leading texts in insolvency law all published by LexisNexis.

Publications and Editorial Contacts

  • Assaf’s Winding Up in Insolvency (2021)
  • Voidable Transactions in Company Insolvency (2015)
  • Australian Corporation Law Principles and Practice, Looseleaf - contact: LN LL Publishing

Speaking Engagements

  • "Resisting a Winding Up Application", presented to the College of Law in March 2012.
  • "The Brave New World of the Personal Property Securities Act", presented to the Eastern Suburbs Law Society in October 2011 and Newcastle Law Society in November 2011.
  • "Recent Developments in Corporations Law — CLERP 9 and the Whistle–blower Protection Reforms", paper prepared and presented to the College of Law on 23 March 2005.
  • "Illegal Fundraising — Recent Developments", paper delivered and presented to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission on 25 October 2006.


  • Fellow, INSOL International (with honours, first in class)
  • Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA), professional member
  • Fellow Commercial Law Association (CLA)
Areas of expertise
Equity and Trusts
Insolvency and Bankruptcy
Banking and finance
Administrative law
Real Property
Building, Construction and technology
ASIC, ACCC and APRA investigations
Financial services law
Academic Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (UNSW)
Bachelor of Laws (UNSW)
Professional Organisation
Banco Chambers, Sydney
Authored by
'Statutory Demands and Winding Up in Insolvency - 2nd Edition'
Tel: +61 2 9376 0650