Anthony Lo Surdo SC, FCIArbCONTACT DETAILS
Phone: (+61)(02) 9223 3181
Fax: (+61)(02) 8028 6063
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Senior Counsel: 6 October 2011
Barrister: 9 August 1996
Solicitor: 3 July 1987
Educational and Professional Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts (University of Sydney, 1985)
Bachelor of Laws (University of Sydney, 1987)
Accredited Mediator (LEADR) (1993)
Master of Laws (University of Sydney, 1996)
Additional Professional Qualifications
National Accredited Mediator (2008)
Expert Determiner (2010)
Advanced Mediator (2013)
Fellow, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (2016)
Fellow, Resolution Institute, (2016)
International Mediation Institute, Certified Mediator (2017)
Singapore International Mediation Institute, Certified Mediator (2017)
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2020)
Grade 1 Arbitrator (2020)
Anthony is an exponent of all forms of ADR and especially mediation, arbitration and expert determination.
He is experienced in conducting virtual or on-line mediations across various platforms including Zoom.
He is an advanced and nationally accredited mediator. He has been ranked by Doyles Guide to the Australian Legal Profession in 2018 – 2020 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 registered as an international and domestic arbitrator by the National Court of Papua New Guinea and registered as an arbitrator by the Dubai International Arbitration Centre. He is regularly appointed as an arbitrator both domestically and internationally.
Anthony was ranked by Doyles in 2019 and 2020 as one of the country's leading arbitration Silks.
Although a general commercial Silk, he has been described by Doyles in 2011 and in 2015-2020 as one of Australia's leading insolvency Silks.
Further details about Anthony's practice can be found in his CV.
Anthony is accredited as an advanced mediator by Resolution Institute (formerly LEADR). He is also accredited by the New South Wales Bar Association under the National Mediator Accreditation System Standards (NMAS). He is ranked by Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession as a leading mediator in New South Wales, 2018 – 2020.
As part of his ongoing commitment to excellence in mediation, in 2017 Anthony attained certification as a mediator by the International Mediation Institute (IMI) and the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) and in doing so joins a select number of mediators in Australia to achieve that qualification and the only Silk.
Anthony has acted as mediator in a vast array of matters since he was first accredited in 1993. He has mediated hundreds of complex disputes since 2009. He uses his experience as both Senior Counsel and as a mediator to quickly identify the issues and to gain an understanding of the position of each party in the mediation so as to assist in facilitating a fair and efficient resolution to a dispute.
Anthony's work as a mediator includes:
- Banking disputes
- Contractual disputes
- Corporations law disputes including claims arising from insolvency
- Partnership disputes
- Disputes between joint venturers
- Disputes between lenders and valuers involving allegations of negligent property valuation
- Claims involving alleged negligence by lawyers
- Claims involving the alleged negligence of town planners
- Claims involving the alleged negligence of accountants
- Claims against investment advisors including financial planners
- Claims against directors and officers
- Employment disputes
- Claims involving restraints of trade
- Building disputes
- Claims involving damages for personal injury
- Shareholder disputes
- Succession claims
- Planning disputes
- Building and construction claims
- Property disputes, including easements
- Sports disputes
Anthony is an accredited arbitrator, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, a Fellow of Resolution Institute and registered in the Australian Register of Practising Arbitrators as a Grade 1 Arbitrator. He is also registered as an international and domestic arbitrator by the National Court of Papua New Guinea and registered as an arbitrator by the Dubai International Arbitration Centre. He is a panel member of a number of the world’s leading arbitral institutions spanning diverse regions including Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
He has been appointed as both a sole and panel arbitrator in over 60 arbitrations in Australia and internationally in commercial, disciplinary and good governance disputes including those involving sport.
He has been recognised by “Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession” in 2019 and 2020 as one of the country’s leading Arbitration Silks.
Anthony is accredited as an expert determiner.