Anthony Lo Surdo SC FCIArb Barrister

Anthony Lo Surdo SC FCIArb



Lonsdale Chambers

Room 1023

Level 10460 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Anthony Lo Surdo SC was called to the NSW Bar in 1996 and was appointed as senior counsel in 2011. 

He is a member of the New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland Bars specialising in ADR, banking, contract, corporations, insolvency, insurance, professional indemnity, property, and sports law. Although a general commercial Silk, he has been recognised by Doyles Guide to the Australian Legal Profession in 2011 and 2015 to 2020 as a leading Australian Insolvency and Restructuring Silk.

Anthony is a highly regarded mediator with a particular expertise in the resolution of complex multi-party disputes of which he has mediated hundreds. He is a Nationally Accredited (NMAS) and advanced mediator (Resolution Institute), a Fellow of Resolution Institute and a Fellow of ACICA. He is also internationally accredited as a mediator by the International Mediation Institute and the Singapore International Mediation Institute. Doyles Guide to the Australian Legal Profession has rated him as a leading mediator in 2017-2020. 

Anthony is experienced in arbitrations both as counsel and as an arbitrator including in commercial and disciplinary disputes arising in sport both domestically and internationally. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has sat as both the Chair and as co-arbitrator in over 60 international and domestic arbitral panels. He has been recognised by  Doyles Guide to the Australian Legal Profession in 2019 and 2020 as a leading Australian arbitration Silk.

He is a Mediator and Arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (both in the general and football lists), a member of the Football Federation Australia (FFA) Appeals Committee, a member of the FFA Disciplinary and Ethics Committee, a member of the FFA Dispute Resolution Chamber, Chair of the Appeals Tribunal of Football NSW, Member of the AFL NSW/ACT Appeals Board and Judiciary Counsel for the National Rugby League.

To get in touch with Anthony Lo Surdo SC FCIArb | or for more information please contact the Clerk on: +61 3 9225 7222 or