Anthony Lo Surdo SC
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* Professional Associate
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 qualified as a barrister in 1996 after over 9 years’ practice as a solicitor in leading Australian law firms and was appointed an SC, equivalent to QC, in 2011. He was also Head of his Chambers in Sydney for a number of years.
He has a broad practice both at trial and appellate level spanning diverse areas including commercial, equity, corporations, insurance law, professional indemnity, property and sports law.
He has a particular interest in banking and insolvency and has had many works published and has been named in “Doyles Guide to the Australian Legal Profession” in 2011 and again in 2015-2020 as one of Australia’s leading insolvency and restructuring barristers. He also has a large sports related practice.
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 2020.
He is a CIArb Fellow and is registered as a Grade 1 Arbitrator in Australia.
Anthony has conducted hundreds of complex multi-party, mostly commercial, mediations since 2009 and many arbitrations both domestically and internationally. Arbitrations conducted by Anthony as President/Chair, as a wingman or as sole arbitrator have extended to a variety of commercial disputes and sports or sports-related disputes including in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ranging from disciplinary to commercial and good governance issues.
Anthony has a number of editorial appointments including:
- General Editor, Banking and Finance Law of Australia (LexisNexis)
- Editorial Panel of the Australian Banking and Finance Law Bulletin (LexisNexis)
- Editorial Panel of the Australian Civil Liability Bulletin (LexisNexis)
- Editorial Panel of the Insolvency Law Bulletin (LexisNexis)
Anthony has advised numerous banks and other financial institutions in relation to the enforcement of security interests and banker/customer disputes. He has acted in a mediation role in various banking disputes.
Recent cases include
- Webuildem Pty Limited v Arab Bank of Australia Limited  FCA
- In the matter of Webuildem Pty Limited  NSWSC 708
- Westpac Banking Corporation v Munk  NSWSC 504
- “The Contractual Effect of the Code of Banking Practice” NSW Law Society Journal, September 2016 Financial Services Newsletter, LexisNexis, September 2016
- “Fischer v Nemeske Pty Ltd  HCA 11”, Australian Banking and Finance Law Bulletin, LexisNexis, May 2016
Appointments & Memberships
- Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
- Fellow, ACICA
- Fellow, Resolution Institute
- Member, AIAC
- Member, THAC
- NSW Bar Association
- Queensland Bar Association
- Victorian Bar Association
- Australia and New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZSLA)
Areas of Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Commercial & Chancery
- Insolvency & Restructuring
- Sports Law
- Product Liability
- Financial Services
- Professional Negligence