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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 that he “accepted the THAC’s invitation to be a judge because it is very important to encourage and develop the next generation of mediators”.

Please click here to find out more about the event as well as who the winners were.

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Robert Rhodes QC acts as counsel, arbitrator and mediator, specialising in international arbitrationcommercialfinancial servicesregulatory and disciplinary law, civil fraud and business crime (including civil and criminal fraud, asset forfeiture, tax investigations, bribery and money laundering). He was Standing Counsel to the Inland Revenue for 10 years before taking silk.

He is a Mediator at the international Court of Arbitration for Sport, Switzerland. He is a member of the Arbitration and Mediation Panels of the Court of Arbitration for Art, Rotterdam. Robert is also appointed to the Panel of Mediators of the International Commercial Mediation Center for the Belt and Road Initiative, Beijing.

Robert also sits on a number of Far Eastern panels of arbitrators / mediators, including the Arbitration Panel of the Beijing Arbitration Commission. He has also been appointed a Senior International Mediation Expert at the Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center, Hong Kong. He is an Invited Expert on the Professional Committee on Investment Arbitration of the China Academy of Arbitration Law.

Robert is a Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple, and a Member of the Bar Council of England & Wales.

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.

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.

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.

News 22 Jul, 2022


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