Team Members

David Haffner

David Haffner


David primarily advises clients on their day to day business needs in relation to both contentious and non-contentious matters within Business Law.  He has particular experience in the insurance sector where he has advised insurers and policy holders in coverage disputes, handled a range of professional negligence cases, and also been responsible for non-contentious advisory work on insurance policies in transactional settings.

Prior to arriving at Asserson, David trained and worked at Herbert Smith Freehills.  He graduated from BBP University in London with a first class degree in Law and now lives in Israel.



Examples of recent work

  • Advising on the corporate issues of a real estate transaction with a value of  approximately £100m;
  • Advising on a joint venture mining project in DRC;
  • Providing initial advice on contentious matters including a dispute regarding the misappropriation of part of a $20m loan facility.
  • Acting for a policyholder in  respect of a US$1.3bn energy related construction all risks insurance claim;
  • Acting for a broker in a professional negligence claim relating to a charter-party insurance policy;
  • Advising on the drafting and placing of various insurance policies; and
  • Reviewing and advising on multiple insurance policies in transactional

Asserson & Covid-19

In a very short space of time, the Corona Crisis has transformed life and business across the world.

Whilst we never anticipated a pandemic of this gravity, it has plunged many into uncertain and challenging times, which are set to continue long after the pandemic subsides.

But what next? How will we move forward successfully?

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