Stephen Polczynski

Stephen is Managing Partner of Polczynski Lawyers and widely experienced in commercial disputes, corporate advisory, insolvency and restructuring and advising in relation to sophisticated commercial insurance products. He has more than 25 years’ legal experience. His advice is highly regarded by insolvency practitioners who engage Polczynski Lawyers in relation to complex commercial disputes, securities advice and the realisation of assets.

He advises on significant Australian and international corporate failures and acts for Australian and international insurers, reinsurers, brokers and insureds in relation to all aspects of trade credit insurance where he is recognised as a leading lawyer in this area in Australia. He also has considerable expertise in advising in relation to performance guarantees, surety bonds and deposit bonds.

Stephen has acted in significant construction disputes, trust disputes, anti-trust disputes, actions against company directors for breach of duties, intellectual property disputes as well as having acted in significant commercial transaction work. He has a reputation for assisting clients with commercial outcomes and is one of the very few lawyers in Australia with significant experience and expertise in both the insolvency and insurance fields.

Education/Qualifications
BA Macquarie University Sydney Australia 1985
LLB Macquarie University Sydney Australia 1988
Solicitor Supreme Court of New South Wales
Solicitor of the High Court of Australia and Federal Court of Australia

Member of
Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association
Australian Surety Association
Debtor and Invoice Finance Association of Australia
Insol International

Polczynski Lawyers

spolczynski@plawyers.com.au
tel:+61 2 9234 1500

Practice Areas

Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Antitrust/competition, Asset Management, Banking and Finance, Construction, Corporate and M&A, Corporate Governance and Compliance, Creditiors Rights/Collections, Financial Services Regulation and Investigations, Insurance, Intellectual Property, International Trade, Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Restructuring, Tax, Trade Practices, Anti-Fraud, Asset Forfeiture, Business Litigation, Business Recovery and Insolvency, Capital Markets, Class Actions, Contract Law, Corporate Divorce, Corporate Structure, Distributor and Franchise Rights, Insolvency, Insurance Coverage, Liability Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Trusts

Business Sectors

Aviation, Energy, Financial Institutions, Industrial and Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Transport, Mining and Metals, Private Equity, Real Estate, Retail and Consumer Goods, Technology, Accounting, Banking, Creditor Rights and Collection, Franchise, Health care and Pharmaceutics, Insurance, Pharmaceutical or Health Care Start Ups, and Betting and Gambling