Anton practises in a wide range of commercial law, including building and construction law, corporate law including corporate insolvency, property law, transport and maritime law and banking and finance. Anton is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, regularly appears in international arbitrations, and is a Panel Member of SIAC (Singapore International Arbitration Centre) and KLRCA (Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration).
Anton has an international practice, and is admitted in South Africa (1989), Western Australia (1997), England & Wales (1999), NSW (2000), Victoria (2002) and New Zealand (2008).
Anton is recognised as a leading barrister in the following publications:
Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 and 2016 – notable practitioner, Shipping Law
Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Profession 2015 and 2016 – Recommended Transport Barrister
Best Lawyers’ Australia 2015, 2016, 2017 – Litigation and International Arbitration
Best Lawyers’ Australia 2016 – Melbourne, International Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year”
He has appeared in a variety of matters in the High Court, Federal Court, Victorian Court of Appeal, Supreme Courts of Victoria and Queensland, and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, as well as commercial arbitrations, in Australia and internationally.
Anton’s practical experience is augmented by his academic prowess. He completed his Blur LLB at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Anton also undertook a Master of American Legal Studies (MALS) on a Fulbright scholarship at Chicago-Kent College of Law, and a Master of Law and Management (MLM) at the University of New South Wales. Anton was awarded a PhD from the University of Western Australia for his thesis on maritime liens and conflict of laws. The Centre for Business Law at the University of the Free State, South Africa, published this thesis as part of its transactions series of books in 2012 (with a Foreword by Martin Davies, Admiralty Institute Professor of Maritime Law, Tulane University Law School). Anton was also awarded a PhD by the UNSW for his thesis, “Letters of comfort - a trans-systemic analysis of chameleonic instruments”, published by Kluwer Law International in 2012.
Anton previously practised at Mallesons Stephen Jacques (Perth) (now King + Wood Mallesons) and Freehills (Sydney), before being called to the Victorian Bar in 2002. In addition to Mallesons Stephen Jacques and Freehills, Anton's legal career has seen him work for a number of leading firms, including: Baker & McKenzie, Chicago, USA; and Edward Nathan & Friedland Inc, Johannesburg, South Africa. He also practised at the Johannesburg Bar from January 1989 – 1996.
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Anton has more than 40 publications in professional and academic journals in the diverse fields of civil disobedience and jurisprudence, contract law, corporate law, securities regulation, antitrust law, insolvency, international law and maritime law. These publications, three of which are monographs, have been published in England, Australia, South Africa and The Netherlands.
Details of these publications are available upon request.
Details of cases in which Anton has appeared are available upon request.