FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Geoffrey  Smith

  Country of residence: France

  Citizenship: French/British


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • Latin America
  • East Asia
  • Pacific
  • South Asia
  • East Europe
  • West Europe
  • Middle East
  • Central Asia
  • North Africa
  • Sub Sahara Africa

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Silver Book)
  • Plant & Design-Build Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Yellow Book)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Specialist contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

CV - Services offered

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Mediation
  • Conciliation
  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert
  • Expert witness
  • Councillor

Technical expertise

  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Civil Engineering - River & Flood Control
  • Civil Engineering - Tunnelling and piling
  • Civil Engineering - Dams and reservoirs
  • Coastal engineering
  • Construction law
  • Cost engineering (QS)
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy & Power - Fossil Fuel Systems
  • Energy & Power - Hydro Systems
  • Energy & Power - Natural gas and LNG Facilities
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Marine and ports
  • Metro railway and stations
  • Road and highways - other
  • Rail - Track Engineering and Construction
  • Rock Anchors & grouting Tunnels and Shafts
  • Water - Water Supply
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling

Short summary experiences

Sole DAB member, refurbishment of hydro power plant, West Africa - Standing DAB in relation to refurbishment of 160 MW hydro-electric plant under ENAA contract formExpert determination, combined cycle power plant, West Africa - ICC appointment as expert to determine dispute arising from construction of 350 MW combined cycle gas power plant under FIDIC Silver Book 1999.Sole adjudicator adjudicator, etahne storage plant, Scotland - ICC appointment as sole adjudicator in relation to a dispute arising from the design and construction of ethane storage facility executed under hybrid EPC contract.Sole DAB member, roads & bridges, Francophone Africa - several road and bridge projects (new and rehabilitation/improvement) executed under FIDIC Red Book and hybrid contracts (French language)DAB member, metro project, SE Asia - Standing 3 person DAB related to tunnel & station works, major metro project in SE Asian capital.Mediator, road projects, Central Asia - Retained by Asian Development Bank to mediate dispute arising from termination of three road contracts in Central Asia (FIDIC Pink Book 2010)DAB member, nuclear power, Western Europe - member of 5 person panel appointed to adjudicate disputes arising from construction of major nuclear facility (FIDIC Red & Yellow Books 1999).Arbitrator, road projects, Eastern & Southeasternm Europe - member of 3 person tribunals (ICC & ad hoc) appointed in relation to disputed DAB decisions.Party advisor in arbitration, hydro project, Latin America - Advising contractor and his legal team in relation to a major dispute related to tunnel construction on a hydro-electric project in Central America.Expert witness ICC arbitration, railway electrification, N. Africa - Party appointed expert in relation to railway electrification in Francophone North Africa

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: Yes
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

Employment status:
Present position: PARTNER, PS CONSULTING
Previous positions:


  • Sole DAB member
  • refurbishment of hydro power plant
  • west Africa
  • Expert determination
  • combined cycle power plant
  • west Africa
  • Sole adjudicator
  • ethane storage plant
  • Scotland
  • Sole DAB member
  • roads & bridges
  • francophone Africa
  • DAB member
  • metro project
  • se Asia
  • Mediator
  • road projects
  • central Asia
  • DAB member
  • nuclear power
  • western Europe
  • Arbitrator
  • road projects
  • eastern Europe
  • Party adviser in arbitration
  • hydro project
  • Latin America
  • Expert witness
  • ICC arbitration
  • railway electrification
  • N. Africa


  • Fellow of institution of civil engineers
  • Fellow of chartered institute of arbitrators
  • Dispute resolution board foundation
  • French national committee ICC
  • International Bar Association

Panel listings


Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Chartered Engineer
  • Civil Engineering
  • UK
  • Barrister
  • England & Wales
  • Postgraduate diploma in accounting & finance
  • Postgraduate diploma in law