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Robert Rhodes and Anthony Lo Surdo reappointed as a CAS member

We are thrilled to announce that Outer Temple’s Robert Rhodes KC and Anthony Lo Surdo SC FCIArb have been reappointed as mediators of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Anthony has also been reappointed as a CAS arbitrator.

Robert and Anthony have been reappointed by the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) to this position in Lausanne, Switzerland for a period of four years and have been chosen for their specialist knowledge of arbitration and sports law.

Robert Rhodes KC acts as counsel, arbitrator and mediator, specialising in commercial and civil law. He is a member of many well-known panels in the legal sector including the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Pandemic Business Dispute Resolution Service, as well as its Business Arbitration Scheme, the Arbitration and Mediation Panels of the Court of Arbitration for Art, Rotterdam, the International Commercial Mediation Center for the Belt and Road Initiative, Beijing, and the London Court of International Arbitration and of the International Chamber of Commerce.

He sits on a number of Far Eastern panels of arbitrators / mediators, including the Arbitration Panel of the Beijing Arbitration Commission. He is also Bencher of the Inner Temple, a former Recorder of the Crown Court in England and Wales, and a member of the Bar Council.

Anthony Lo Surdo SC FCIArb  has been reappointed by the International Council of Arbitration for Sport as a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for the period 2023-2026 on the CAS general list, the CAS football list and the CAS mediator’s list.

Anthony has enjoyed 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 is an accredited arbitrator, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and registered in the Australian Register of Practising Arbitrators as a Grade 1 Arbitrator. Anthony is also a Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and a Fellow of Resolution Institute. He has sat as both a sole and panel arbitrator including as Chair in almost 100 domestic and international arbitrations involving commercial, disciplinary and governance disputes. Anthony is an arbitrator with many of the world’s leading arbitral institutions spanning the UK, Middle East, China, Hong Kong, South East Asia, Korea, Japan and Australia. He has extensive sports related arbitration experience and is accredited as an expert determiner.

Anthony has acted as mediator in a vast array of matters since he was first accredited in 1993 and has mediated hundreds of complex disputes since 2009.

To find out more on Robert and Anthony, contact Sam Carter on +44 (0)203 989 6669


News 11 May, 2023


Robert Rhodes KC

Call: 1968 Silk: 1989

Anthony Lo Surdo SC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2011

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