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.


English, Afrikaans, Dutch

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Co-chair of the International Law Section of the Commercial Bar Association
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, University of New South Wales
  • Approved Faculty List, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Panel of arbitrators - Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand
  • Panel of arbitrators - Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration
  • Research Fellow, University of the Free State, South Africa
  • Law Council of Australia member (Insolvency and Reconstruction Committee, Melbourne)
  • Fulbright Scholarship (1986-7)
  • H Edsall Olson Scholarship, Chicago-Kent (1986-7)
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Comparative Law, Chicago-Kent (1987)
  • American Jurisprudence Award for International Business Transactions, Chicago-Kent (1987)
  • Chief Justice Rumpff Prize, University of Pretoria (1982)

Scholarships and Awards:

  • Fulbright Scholarship (1986-7)
  • H Edsall Olson Scholarship, Chicago-Kent (1986-7)
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Comparative Law, Chicago-Kent (1987)
  • American Jurisprudence Award for International Business Transactions, Chicago-Kent (1987)
  • Chief Justice Rumpff Prize, University of Pretoria (1982)
  • Commercial Law Association of Australia Editors' Encouragement Award (2015)


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.

Recent Cases:

Details of cases in which Anton has appeared are available upon request.

Victorian Bar Committee memberships

  • Supreme Court - Corporations & Commercial Court Users' Group
  • Co-Chair - Commercial Bar Association - International Law

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Chambers: Room 1423
Owen Dixon Chambers West
525 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution
International Arbitration
Civil Appeals
Commercial Law
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Building Law & Construction Law
Civil Procedure Law
Class Actions
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Contractual Disputes
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
International Commercial Law
Transport Law
Common Law
Equity & Trusts


Admitted to the Legal Profession:
19 Jun 2002
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
19 Aug 2002


BIur, LLB, MALS, MLM. PhD., PhD.

Also Entitled to Practise in

Federal Court of Australia
New South Wales
New Zealand
South Africa
Western Australia

Committee Memberships

International Law