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Managing Partner

Stephen Polczynski

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Stephen is the managing partner and is widely experienced in commercial and corporate, commercial disputes, insolvency and restructuring and insurance.

Stephen has more than 25 years legal experience and has an extensive practice in all aspects of insolvency. Stephen advises insolvency practitioners in relation to insolvent estates and regularly acts in unfair preferences, voidable transactions, retention of title disputes, trusts and tracing of funds, insolvent trading claims and actions against directors for breach of duties. Stephen also advises in relation to administrations, director's duties, deeds of company arrangements, receiverships, liquidations, the rights of secured and unsecured creditors, bankruptcies and personal insolvency agreements.

Stephen has advised insurers and financial institutions in relation to large and complex insolvencies as well as insolvencies in the SME market.

Stephen's extensive knowledge in this area has enabled him to work and advise on high profile matters including Bridgecorp, Betta Electrical, Centaur Mining, Harris Scarfe, HIH, Sons of Gwalia, Westpoint Constructions, St Hilliers, Southern Cross Constructions, Geon Printing and Dick Smith.

Stephen advises Australian and international insurers, reinsurers, brokers and insureds in relation to all aspects of trade credit insurance and is recognised as a leading lawyer in this area in Australia. Stephen also has considerable expertise in advising in relation to performance guarantees, surety bonds and deposit bonds.

Stephen has a reputation for assisting clients with commercial outcomes and is one of the very few lawyers in Australia who have significant experience and expertise in both the insolvency and insurance fields.


  • The Law Society of New South Wales
  • Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA)
  • The Debtor and Invoice Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (DIFA)
  • The Australian Surety Association (ASA)
  • LAWorld International Legal Network
  • Insol International
  • Australian Institute of Credit Management (AICM)


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