Anton Trichardt's practice covers various areas of law, including general commercial law, contract law, commodities law, corporate law (including corporate insolvency, shareholder disputes), banking and finance law, trusts, construction and engineering law, maritime law, conflict of laws, offshore petroleum law, constitutional law (limitation on powers), as well as class actions.

He has been listed for the last few years in Chambers Asia Pacific, Best Lawyers Australia and Doyle's List for arbitration, litigation, transport law, and maritime and shipping law. He has also featured in the Legal Who's Who for transportation law.

Before immigrating to Australia, Anton was a barrister at the Johannesburg Bar for 7 years.

Anton has appeared in numerous cases in the High Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia, and the Supreme Courts of Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia, involving his areas of practice, details of which can be provided upon request. Whilst in South Africa, he appeared in the South African Supreme Court of Appeal, and the High Courts of the various provinces, as well as in the Namibian Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.

Anton has been involved in arbitrations (domestic and international) both as counsel and as arbitrator. Anton has been a sole arbitrator as well as presiding arbitrator of arbitral tribunals. Most recently, he was the presiding arbitrator with co-arbitrators from Singapore and Vietnam, involving companies incorporated in Singapore and Vietnam.

He has dealt with various matters, including disputes pertaining to construction and engineering (for example, defective works, delays, defective design, defective offshore rigs/supply vessels, prolongation costs, prevention principle, variations, consequential damages, liquidated damages), commodities (for example, contractual disputes involving forward and future contracts, options, washout provisions, force majeure), shipping (for example, charter parties, safe ports/berths warranties, export of livestock, force majeure), contracts (for example, international sale of goods, distributorship agreements, comfort letters, defective packaging), corporate law (including, corporate insolvency).

Anton has also been involved in a number of court proceedings regarding the recognition and enforcement of foreign and domestic arbitral awards.

Anton holds the following degrees: B Iur (Pretoria); LLB (Pretoria); MALS (Chicago-Kent); MLM (UNSW); PhD (UWA) (supervisors: Prof Peter Handford and Dr Anthony Dickey QC); PhD (UNSW) (supervisors: Prof Paul Redmond and Prof Ross Buckley).

Anton is an Adjunct Associate Professor at UNSW.

Anton is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a Faculty Member of the CIArb, and a reserve Panel Member of Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC). He is also a member of the Victorian Bar’s Arbitration Committee.

Anton is admitted in South Africa (1983), Western Australia (1997), High Court of Australia (1997), England and Wales (1999), New South Wales (2000), Victoria (2002), New Zealand (2008).

For further information, please click here to view his CV.

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PH +61 3 +61 3 9225 8018
Email [email protected]
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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
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Contractual Disputes
Transport Law
International Commercial Law
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Building Law & Construction Law
Civil Procedure Law
Class Actions
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 Arbitration Committee
International Law