Geoffrey Smith is a partner in PS Consulting SARL in Paris, from where he has operated since leaving the UK more than 30 years ago and is a Managing Partner of the Global Construction & Infrastructure Legal Alliance.
He is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a Barrister, an accredited Mediator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a member of the FIDIC President’s List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators and of the French National List of FIDIC Adjudicators. He has dealt with disputes on major projects throughout Europe, Africa & Asia including as counsel, arbitrator, Dispute Board member and expert witness.
He is currently sole Dispute Board member for road & power projects in Eastern Europe and West Africa (Francophone & Anglophone), member of 3-person Dispute Boards for a metro project in South East Asia and road project in Eastern Europe, expert witness for a gas project in Francophone North Africa and is advising the Contractor constructing two power plants under the FIDIC EPC Contract in the Middle East. He recently sat as arbitrator in relation to a PPP road project in Southern Europe and was expert witness in relation to a rail project in Francophone North Africa;
He is a FIDIC-accredited international trainer and regularly trains on FIDIC contracts and dispute resolution for FIDIC, ADB, JICA, OECD and the EU. He co-chairs the Bank Liaison Committee of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation.