FIDIC Adjudicators Search - Mr. Geoff Smith

First Name
Geoff
Last Name
Smith
Global Regions
East Asia & Pacific, Europe & Central Asia, Middle East & North Africa, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Country Residence
France
Citizenship
British, French
Educational Qualifications
B.Sc. (Hons) Civil Engineering, (Loughborough)
Certified Diploma in Accounting & Finance (ACCA)
Diploma in Law (Wolverhampton)
Professional qualifications
Chartered Engineer (United Kingdom)
Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (United Kingdom)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (United Kingdom)
Barrister of England & Wales
Accredited Mediator (United Kingdom)
FIDIC Accredited International Trainer
Current employment status
Partner
Particular technical expertise
Building and Civil Engineering, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Geotechnics and foundations, Hydro projects, Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges, Manufacturing and Process Plant, Metro railway and stations, Natural gas and LNG Facilities, Pipelines, Power / Energy, Road and Storm water Defence Works, Tunnels and Shafts
Languages
English, French
Present position
Partner, PS Consulting, Paris France, Founding Member of the Global Construction and Infrastructure Legal Alliance (GcilA)
Positions held
2003 - to Date: Partner, PS Consulting
1995 - 2003: Independent Contracts Consultant, Europe, Africa, East & SE Asia
1988 – 1995: Operations Director, Dal Sterling Group – management of claims & contracts management staff in Africa, East Asia and Europe
1985 – 1988: Senior Contracts Manager, Bouygues on expressway project in Baghdad, Iraq.
1983 – 1985: Contracts Manager, Fillod for turnkey building projects in Baghdad.
1981 – 1983: Contracts Engineer, SOBEA-Spie Capag JV on water supply project in Baghdad.
1979 -1981: Assistant Resident Engineer, Sir Bruce White, Wolfe Barry & Partners, flood defences & underwater works in United Kingdom.
1975 – 1979: Graduate Engineer, Edmund Nuttall Ltd on United Kingdom tunneling projects.
Mediator
Yes
Dispute resolution experience
Arbitrator (Ad hoc & ICC)
Counsel in International Arbitrations (Ad hoc, CIETAC, CIAC, BANI)
Expert witness in International Arbitrations (ICC, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce)
Case Preparation
Main Contractor/Subcontractor; Consultant/Client
Dispute Board Member
Negotiator

Dispute Board Experience:
Sole Member (Standing) Bridge project West Africa (French language) (FIDIC Red book)
Sole Member (Standing) Various roads projects West Africa (French language) (FIDIC Red book)
Sole Member (Ad hoc) Road project, West Africa (Hybrid contract)
Sole Member (Standing) Hydro-electric project West Africa (ENAA Form of Contract)
Sole member (Ad hoc) Road project E. Europe (FIDIC Yellow Book)
Sole member (Ad hoc) Road project S.E. Asia (FIDIC Pink Book)
Member (Standing) Road project E. Europe (FIDIC Red Book)
Member (Standing) MTR project SE Asia (FIDIC Yellow Book)
Sole member (Ad hoc) Gas storage plant Scotland (Hybrid contract)
Country(ies)
Algeria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, Nigeria, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Thailand, Togo, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Viet Nam
Other panel listings
Syntec-Ingénierie (French) National List of FIDIC Adjudicators
Institution of Civil Engineers List of Mediators
Publications
“The Evolution of Global Claims and John Laing Management (Scotland) Ltd v. John Doyle Construction Ltd.” International Construction Law Review [2005] ICLR 212 - April 2005