ACQUES is a multi-jurisdictional, global network of highly experienced law firms created to service the legal advisory needs of trade credit and surety insurers.

The World’s Trade Credit Insurance & Surety Law Network

As individual firms our members have developed enviable reputations for excellence in their field. Our focus as The World’s Trade Credit Insurance and Surety Law Network is to further build on that experience with consistent approach, delivery and outcomes within each market, across borders and jurisdictions.

Global Representation

The ACQUES Law Network is represented by leading specialist and top tier law firms in strategically located national jurisdictions, as well as members licensed in all 50 States within the USA. Our reach enables ACQUES member firms the opportunity to provide clients with expertise in all areas of trade credit insurance and surety/ bonding law no matter the complexity or location of the matter in hand.

Advisory & Legal Solutions

The ACQUES Law Network is committed to finding the best advisory or legal solution for our client’s particular needs. All ACQUES member firms have the proven ability to consistently deliver clear direction and timely advice to otherwise complicated and drawn-out matters.

Strong Governance

Our board has developed a unique strategic framework necessary to coordinate the diversity of knowledge within The Network. With members from the USA, UK, Dubai and Australia, our Board ensures that strong governance principles underpin all legal and advisory services provided by The ACQUES Law Network to our clients. (see board member profiles below),




Member Firms

TCI/Surety Lawyers

The ACQUES Law Network - Board of Directors

John Rumpler
CEO & Executive Director ACQUES Law Network & Non-Exec Advisory Director at Polczynski Lawyers

John has over 35 years’ executive experience in international banking, structured finance, government export credit agency and insurance. He has been CEO/President of QBE Insurance Group’s North and South American general insurance operations, Group General Manager of QBE’s Credit and Surety business globally and GM of the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation.

Stephen Polczynski
President ACQUES Law Network & Managing Partner at Polczynski Lawyers

Stephen has over 25 years experience advising Australian and international insurers, reinsurers, brokers and insureds in relation to trade credit insurance and is a leading lawyer in this area in Australia. He has advised insurers and financial institutions on large and complex insolvencies and is also an expert in performance guarantees, surety and deposit bonds.

Razi Mireskandari
ACQUES Director & Managing Partner at Simons Muirhead & Burton

Razi has 30 years’ experience of dispute resolution advising both claimants and defendants. Based in the UK, he has represented clients in numerous commercial cases across a spectrum of subject matters. His firm conducts litigation cost effectively in all tiers of the English legal system.

Andrew B. Lustigman
ACQUES Director & Partner at Olshan

Andrew is an experienced litigator with over twenty-five years’ experience.  He has appeared on business disputes throughout the United States, including insurance coverage and bankruptcy matters. Olshan’s bankruptcy and creditor’s rights practice represents creditors, creditors’ committees, and others in connection with restructuring and insolvency cases and the insurance coverage group handles significant insurance coverage issues.

Bashir Ahmed
ACQUES Director & Managing Partner at Afridi & Angell

Bashir advises clients on cross-border, general corporate and commercial, private equity, banking, licensing and maritime matters.  He has extensive experience in domestic and cross-border acquisitions and also advises international and domestic banks on a wide range of matters including loan and credit facilities, syndications and regulatory matters.


Bermúdez, Wiencke & Bermúdez
Polczynski Robinson
Gamboa & Acevedo Abogados
Achsnick Pape Opp

To discuss your Trade Credit Insurance & Surety / Bonding needs please contact us.