Skip to content
Anthony Lo Surdo SC

Anthony Lo Surdo SC

What next?

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.

Our professional clerking staff can help you identify the right barrister for your case.

Year of Call:




* 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)

Professional Negligence

Anthony’s practice also covers professional negligence. His work has included:

  • Claims involving alleged negligence by lawyers
  • Claims involving the alleged negligence of town planners
  • Claims involving the alleged negligence of accountants

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)

Portfolio Builder


Select the Expertise that you would like to download or add to the portfolio

Download Add to portfolio
portfolio Portfolio [0]
Portfolio close
Title Type CV Email

Remove All


Click here to email this list.