Shachar Hadar graduated from Tel Aviv University, School of Law and School of Economics, in 1996 and went on to intern for Lipa Meir & Co. Early on in his legal studies, Shachar was drawn to the world of law and economics. “Professors Porat, Bebchuk and Yadlin had a big influence on my academic experience and legal career” Shachar remembers.
Between the years 1998-2000, Shachar worked as an associate for Gross Hodak & Co. In 2000, Shachar relocated to Boston, Massachusetts, to attend Harvard Law School where he earned his master’s degree and doctorate. While attending Harvard Law School, Shachar was a recipient of numerous fellowships, including the John M. Olin Fellowship in Law, Economics and Business and the Clark Byse Fellowship. Shachar’s dissertation explores theoretical and legal aspects of shareholder heterogeneity and shareholder activism. He recalls that writing the dissertation was a honing experience, and that his first son was also born during that period. “Living in Cambridge has the advantage of being close to a large city (Boston), while taking part in the vibrant student town life”.
In 2003, Shachar started working in the corporate finance department of Goodwin Procter LLP., concentrating on corporate and securities matters, including public and private offerings of equity securities, public and private mergers and acquisitions as well as other general corporate matters. “Boston firms were different, at the time, for their flexible structure which allowed associates to adapt quicker to the firm and work on a wide variety of legal issues.”
Shachar has returned to GKH in 2006 and serves as partner since 2008. Shachar’s practice focuses on public offerings in the U.S., private placements, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance issues, general corporate matters and cross border transactions. Shachar also teaches a course called “Corporate Decision Making - Shareholder Activism & Conflicts” in Tel Aviv University. He is a devoted father for 2 children, and enjoys running and working out at the gym in his spare time.