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Anthony Lo Surdo SC addresses the Japan Sports Lawyers Association

CAS Arbitrator, sports law expert and OTC Professional Associate, Anthony Lo Surdo SC delivered a webinar to members of the Japan Sports Lawyers Association (JSLA) on Friday, 1 October 2021 on the topic of discrimination in sport.  

This interactive webinar took the form of a case study with a Q & A session and examined conduct that may comprise discrimination, the source and power to sanction for such conduct and the approach to sanctions. This webinar was the second in a series presented by Anthony Lo Surdo SC to the JSLA as part of its Study and Research on International Sports Arbitration.

Anthony discussed the incident in the Eastern SC v Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao FC match in Mong Kok Stadium at the 85th minute, where a banner was unfurled by spectators located in the away section of the stadium with the words: “Annihilate British Dogs, Exterminate Hong Kong Independence Poison“.

Guangzhou Evergrande was charged by AFC with a violation of Articles 58.1 and 65.1 of the AFC Disciplinary and Ethics Code (“AFC Code”).

Anthony discussed what discriminatory conduct is for the purposes of Article 58 of the AFC Code and why the banner incident was in breach of Article 58.

Find out more

Anthony Lo Surdo SC is a Professional Associate at Outer Temple Chambers based in Sydney, Australia. He is qualified to practise across all states and territories of Australia as well as internationally. Anthony is accredited as an advanced mediator, arbitrator and expert determiner. He is regularly retained as a mediator in complex multi-party disputes. He has also been ranked by “Doyles Guide to the Australian Legal Profession” as a leading mediator in New South Wales in 2018-2020. He is also often appointed as an arbitrator in commercial and sports-related disputes both domestically and internationally. He has been recognised by “Doyles Guide to the Australian Legal Profession” as one of Australia’s leading Senior Counsel in Arbitration in 2019 and 2021.

To find out more, contact Sam Carter on +44 (0)203 989 6669 or Colin Bunyan on +44 (0)20 7427 4886 for a confidential discussion.

Events, News, Sports 7 Oct, 2021


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