“I was never ruined but twice – once when I lost a lawsuit, once when I won one” – Voltaire
Anthony Lo Surdo SC specialises in all forms of alternative dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration. Anthony has acted as mediator in a vast array of matters since he was first accredited in 1993. He uses his experience as Senior Counsel and as a nationally accredited and advanced mediator to quickly identify the issues, to gain an understanding of the interests of the opposing parties and to establish a platform from which to facilitate a fair and efficient resolution of a dispute.
He is particularly adept at navigating the intricacies of complicated multi-party commercial, insurance, building and construction, property and shareholder disputes.
As a testament to his wealth of experience in mediation, in 2017 Anthony was certified as a mediator by the International Mediation Institute in the Hague. He joins a select number of mediators in Australia to achieve that qualification and the only Silk. In 2017, he was also certified as a mediator by the Singapore International Mediation Institute.
Anthony is also an accredited arbitrator. He has sat as both a sole and panel arbitrator in commercial disputes including those involving sport. In recognition of his specialist knowledge and experience of mediation, arbitration and sports law, in January 2016, Anthony was appointed as a mediator and arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration for Sport has recently been appointed as President of one of its arbitral panels.
On 1 June 2016, Anthony was appointed as a Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) and to its panel of arbitrators. He is also a Fellow of Resolution Institute.