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Anthony Lo Surdo SC

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

Anthony Lo Surdo SC recognised by Doyles Guide as one of Australia’s Leading Arbitration Barristers for the 4th consecutive year

We are proud to share that Outer Temple Professional Associate, Anthony Lo Surdo SC, has been recognised by Doyles Guide as one of Australia’s Leading Arbitration Barristers for the 4th consecutive year. The Doyles Guide 2022 listing of leading Australian Arbitration Barristers, details Senior Counsel and Junior Counsel identified by clients and peers as having particular expertise in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution matters across all Australian legal markets. Anthony has previously been ranked as a leading mediator in New South Wales by Doyles Guide for the 5th consecutive year. Please click here for more details. Anthony Lo Surdo SC is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and registered in the Australian Register of Practising Arbitrators as a Grade 1…

Arbitration, News 26 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

How arbitration can navigate risk involved in infrastructure projects in the Asia-Pacific

Anthony Lo Surdo discusses the boom in infrastructure projects in the Asia-Pacific and how arbitration helps to navigate the risk involved with national infrastructure projects. Parts of the Asia-Pacific are in the grip of a boom in infrastructure projects driven, in some cases, by China’s “Belt and Road” initiative and otherwise by historically low global interest rates which has enabled sovereign states either alone or in partnership with private enterprise to fund projects that were hitherto merely a pipedream. In Australia alone, the 12 largest infrastructure projects total in excess of $A80 billion and include the Westconnex road project (NSW, $A16 billion), the Sydney Metro (NSW, $A12 billion), the Western Sydney Airport (NSW, $A5.3 billion), the Melbourne Metro Tunnel ($A11…

Arbitration, Legal Blog & Publications, Commercial, News 2 Dec, 2021

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…

Events, News, Sports 7 Oct, 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

Anthony Lo Surdo SC named a leading mediator in NSW by Doyles Guide 2021

We are pleased to announce that Anthony Lo Surdo SC has been named in Doyles Guide to the Legal Profession as a leading mediator in NSW, 2021. Anthony has been recognised for his expertise using online peer-review based surveys as well as extensive telephone and face to face interviews with clients, peers and relevant industry bodies. This category was introduced in 2017 and Anthony has been ranked every year since. Doyles Guide Doyles Guide is an awards recognition program for law firms and lawyers across Australia. Awards are attributed as “Australia wide” or for specific states and are also awarded relative to practice area or speciality. Doyles Guide rank their leading mediators across a range of mediation disciplines including general commercial…

Commercial, News, International 7 Jul, 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

Anthony Lo Surdo SC presents to the Japan Sports Law Association on International Sports Arbitration

Anthony Lo Surdo SC recently presented a well-received webinar to members of the Japan Sports Law Association as part of its Study and Research on International Sports Arbitration. Anthony explored aspects of International Sports Arbitration including CAS arbitration and the role of the CAS arbitrator. The Japanese Sports Law Association (JSLA) is the premier non-profit sports law organisation in Japan and is dedicated to providing education, advocacy and networking opportunities about legal issues in sport. Anthony will be delivering a further lecture on aspects of international sports arbitration in the lead up to Tokyo 2020. Find out more Anthony Lo Surdo SC is a Professional Associate at Outer Temple Chambers based in Sydney. Anthony has vast expertise in sports law,…

News, International, Sports 3 Feb, 2021

Anthony Lo Surdo SC appointed Senior Member of the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal

We are delighted to announce that Anthony Lo Surdo SC has been appointed by the Attorney-General of New South Wales as a part-time Senior Member of the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Anthony was appointed to this position in December 2020 and is assigned to the Commercial and Consumer Division of the Civil and Administrative Tribunal. WHen required, he will also sit on the Appeal Panel. It is a statutory appointment under the Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act, 2013 (NSW) and is effective from 1 February 2021. New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal’s Consumer and Commercial Division resolves a wide range of disputes including tenancy disputes, home building claims, consumer claims, motor vehicles and retail leases. Internationally,…

Commercial, News 19 Jan, 2021

Anthony Lo Surdo SC, FCIArb approved as an International Arbitrator in Papua New Guinea

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to congratulate Anthony Lo Surdo SC, FCIArb on his appointment by his Honour Deputy Chief Justice Kandakasi as an International Arbitrator. His Honour Deputy Chief Justice Kandakasi in his capacity as Judge Administrator of the ADR Track of the National Court of Justice of Papua New Guinea, has approved the professional credentials of Anthony Lo Surdo SC, FCIArb as an International Arbitrator. Mr Lo Surdo SC has now joined the Court’s ADR Service’s Register of International and Domestic Arbitrators. Outer Temple Chambers congratulate Mr Lo Surdo SC on this well-deserved recognition of his experience, standing and repute as an international arbitrator. Find Out More Anthony Lo Surdo SC is a Professional Associate at Outer Temple…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, International 28 Oct, 2020

The Future of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Sport

Anthony Lo Surdo SC writes for Resolution Institute on the future of Alternate Dispute Resolution in Sport: the National Sports Tribunal. Sport’s governing bodies are leading exponents of alternative dispute resolution (‘ADR’) in the resolution of disputes in organised sports. However, given the breadth of sporting interests which range from amateur, to semi-professional and professional, not all sports are well-equipped to determine the types of disputes that frequently arise between participants. The National Sports Tribunal was established to level the playing field in the area of sports dispute resolution by providing for an effective, efficient, independent, transparent and specialist tribunal for the fair hearing and resolution of sporting disputes. It does so by employing a full suite of ADR processes and…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Sports, Sports 6 Oct, 2020

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