Stephen Polczynski
+61 2 9234 1500

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 realization 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 recognized 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, antitrust 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.


  • 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