Anthony Lo Surdo SC was called to the Bar in 1996, having previously practiced as a solicitor since his admission as a legal practitioner in 1987. He was appointed as Senior Counsel in 2011. He practices from chambers in Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin, London and Dubai.
Anthony has enjoyed a broad practice both at trial and appellate level spanning diverse areas including banking, contract, commercial, corporations, equity, professional indemnity, insurance, insolvency, property and sports law. He was described by Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession in 2015-2020 as one of the country’s leading insolvency and reconstruction Silks.
Anthony is an exponent of all forms of ADR and especially mediation, arbitration and expert determination. He is also adept at facilitating expert conclaves.
He is an internationally accredited mediator and an advanced and nationally accredited mediator. He has been ranked by Doyle’s Guide in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 as a leading mediator.
Anthony is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and registered in the Australian Register of Practising Arbitrators as a Grade 1 Arbitrator. He is also accredited as an arbitrator in Dubai and PNG and registered by the National Court of Justice of PNG as an international and domestic arbitrator. He was ranked by Doyle’s Guide in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 as one of the country’s leading arbitration Silks.
He is a panel member of many of the leading international arbitral institutions and is regularly appointed as an arbitrator both domestically and internationally. Anthony has sat as both a sole and panel arbitrator including as Chair in over 95 domestic and international arbitrations involving complex commercial, disciplinary and governance disputes.
Anthony is a leading, internationally recognised, sports law Silk and regularly sits as an arbitrator on international and domestic sport tribunals including the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the Football Australia Appeal Panel and Disciplinary and Ethics Committee and the National Sports Tribunal.
Anthony is a part-time Senior Member of NCAT sitting on its Appeal Panel and in the Occupational Division.
Further information about Anthony’s ADR expertise can be accessed here (ADR CV) or at www.silkmediator.com.au