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Anthony Lo Surdo SC has joined the Distinguished Panel of THAC

Congratulations to Anthony Lo Surdo SC for his new panel appointment. He is now officially part of the Distinguished Panel of THAC. The Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC) is an institution located in Bangkok Thailand, that provides alternative arbitration and mediation services for cross-border disputes. Anthony, who is accredited as an advanced mediator and arbitration, is now part of the prestigious panel. As part of his re-accreditation process, Anthony Lo Surdo SC has recently attained a 5 Star ranking by the International Mediation Institute. He has been described by an independent reviewer as “having provided mediation services for a range of complex disputes (relating to commercial, family, negligence, property and Supreme Court matters)…” as being “…highly regarded in the legal industry…

Arbitration, News, Mediation 23 Sep, 2022

Robert Rhodes QC and Anthony Lo Surdo SC act as judges for the Thailand Arbitration Center’s first International Mediation Competition

Outer Temple’s Robert Rhodes QC and Anthony Lo Surdo SC were judges for the Thailand Arbitration Center’s first International Mediation Competition. This event took place on Wednesday 20th July 2022. The Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC) organised the “1st Virtual International Mediation Competition 2022”. The competition aimed to unleash the potential of young mediators around the world as well as encouraging them to gain knowledge and a proper understanding of the usage of mediation skill. There were about a dozen judges for this event, from all over the world. We are proud to share that highly experienced Outer Temple barrister, Robert Rhodes QC, and our Professional Associate Anthony Lo Surdo SC, were asked to be judges for this event. He says…

Events, International, Mediation 22 Jul, 2022

Anthony Lo Surdo SC named as a leading mediator in NSW by Doyles Guide for the 5th year

We are pleased to announce that Outer Temple Professional Associate, Anthony Lo Surdo SC, has been named as a leading mediator in New South Wales by Doyles Guide for the 5th consecutive year. Anthony Lo Surdo SC has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession as a leading mediator in New South Wales 2022. He has been so ranked for the last 5 consecutive years since the category was first introduced. The 2022 rankings of NSW’s Leading Mediators details those individuals adjudged by peers, clients and relevant industry bodies to possess expertise across a range of mediation disciplines including general commercial litigation and dispute resolution, insolvency, employment, insurance and estates litigation.  Anthony is a nationally and internationally…

News, Mediation 19 Jul, 2022

Robert Rhodes QC Singapore Convention on Mediation

Robert Rhodes QC to speak about The Singapore Convention on Mediation 2019 at Forum

Robert Rhodes QC will be giving a lecture about The Singapore Convention on Mediation 2019, at the “Financial Street Innovation Service Thinktank Conference of Beijing”. The event is due to be held on Friday 27th May 2022. Outer Temple’s Robert Rhodes QC, has been invited to give a lecture at the “Financial Street Innovation Service Thinktank Conference of Beijing”, a Forum held in Beijing by the Belt & Road Initiative. The event will take place this Friday 27th May and will be held remotely. It is expected that over 1000 people will attend, including a representative of the Supreme People’s Court of China, as well as various other levels of judicial office-holders. Robert Rhodes QC will be speaking about The…

Events, News, Mediation, Mediation 26 May, 2022

Robert Rhodes QC to give talk at the 10th International Conference on Maritime Law

Robert Rhodes QC will be speaking at the 10th International Conference on Maritime Law which will take place on the 20th-21st of May. The 10th International Conference on Maritime Law which will take place on the 20th-21st of May 2022, is a conference ran by the China Maritime Law Association. One of Outer Temple Chambers’ highly experienced barristers, Robert Rhodes QC, has been invited to speak at the convention along with several other distinguished speakers. He will be speaking about the Singapore Convention in Mediation. Please see the full programme attached. Find out more Robert Rhodes QC acts as counsel, arbitrator and mediator, specialising in international arbitration, commercial, financial services, regulatory and disciplinary law, civil fraud and business crime (including civil and criminal fraud, asset forfeiture, tax…

News, Mediation 16 May, 2022

David Holloway accepted onto the DIAC arbitrator panel

Outer Temple is delighted to announce that David Holloway has been registered as an arbitrator with the Dubai International Arbitration Centre. The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) is the largest arbitration centre in the Middle East, providing a high calibre of arbitration services and facilities on an international scale.  The specific services offered include the overseeing of arbitral proceedings and commercial disputes; appointing arbitrators; choosing the venue for arbitration and fixing the fees of arbitrators and mediators. DIAC maintains a directory of experts with diverse knowledge and practical experience in this field. David Holloway is a specialist in international trade law and international commercial dispute resolution. David has particular expertise within the field of international arbitration, sitting on other arbitration…

News, International, Mediation 6 Sep, 2021

Anthony Lo Surdo SC accredited as a mediator in Papua New Guinea

Outer Temple Chambers congratulates Anthony Lo Surdo SC on being accredited as a mediator by the Mediator Accrediting Council of Papua New Guinea. Anthony’s appointment runs for two years from the 1 July 2021. In recognition of his experience and depth of knowledge of mediation, Anthony Lo Surdo SC has also been accredited as a coach and instructor for the advanced mediation skills training of fully accredited mediators in Papua New Guinea. This follows his appointment last year as an International and Domestic Arbitrator and inclusion in the National Court of PNG List of Approved Arbitrators. Find out more Anthony Lo Surdo SC is a Professional Associate at Outer Temple Chambers based in Sydney, Australia. He is qualified to practise…

News, Mediation 10 Aug, 2021

A Discussion with Anthony Lo Surdo SC on Mediation Advocacy

In a Q&A session with Legalwise Seminars, Anthony Lo Surdo SC shares his insights into mediation advocacy. Anthony has acted as mediator in a vast array of matters since he was first accredited in 1993. He has mediated hundreds of complex, multi-party 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. In a Q&A session with Legalwise Seminars, Anthony gave his thoughts on the following questions: What are some important considerations when choosing a mediator? What are some common misconceptions about mediation?…

News, Mediation 11 Feb, 2021

Robert Rhodes QC speaking at the SCLA Global Forum of International Mediation

Robert Rhodes QC will give the first keynote speech at the Swiss Chinese Law Association Global Forum of International Mediation on 25th September 2020. The Swiss Chinese Law Association will be holding their Global Arbitration Forum (Online), which to be held on 25th September 2020. This forum fosters the exchange of views on the development of ADR, enhancing knowledge, and best practices, giving new ideas, ensuring the best understanding of ADR, and learning from other cultures. The forum will focus on: the practical issues of online dispute resolution, culture challenges on the ADR, Update Issues on the International Investment Mediation and the Challenges and Opportunities of the Singapore Convention on Mediation. Robert’s speech will focus on online dispute resolution and…

News, Mediation 18 Sep, 2020

OTC welcomes Anthony Lo Surdo SC to chambers

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce that Anthony Lo Surdo SC has joined chambers as a Professional Associate, based in Sydney, Australia. Anthony joins our global team of legal experts and will enhance our existing presence in the Southern Hemisphere with his experience and impressive existing practice. He is qualified to practice across all states and territories of Australia as well as internationally. Anthony is a Senior Counsel practising primarily from 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers in Sydney, Australia. He also practises from Lonsdale Chambers in Melbourne. He qualified as a barrister in 1996, following 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…

Banking, Commercial, News, Disciplinary & Regulatory, Financial Services, Mediation, Sports 14 Aug, 2020

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