“I was never ruined but twice – once when I lost a lawsuit, once when I won one” – Voltaire
Anthony Lo Surdo SC is an Australian Silk specialising in all forms of alternative dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration and expert determination.
Anthony has mediated a vast array of disputes since he was first accredited in 1993, including, more recently, in a virtual or online format. He is at the forefront of online mediation and has recently launched a website dedicated to the resolution of disputes remotely (www.online-mediation.com.au).
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 of which he has mediated hundreds.
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 an arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the Australian Centre for Commercial Arbitration and a Fellow of Resolution Institute. He is registered in the Australian Register of Arbitrators as a Grade 1 Arbitrator. He has sat as both a sole and panel arbitrator (including as Chair) domestically and internationally.
He is also regularly appointed as an expert determiner.