Together, they have almost 70 years’ experience in contract and project management on some of the world’s largest and most complex construction projects. Their international experience stretches over 6 continents and over 40 countries.
With their double background in engineering and law, plus years of site experience, the partners of PS Consulting have a rare depth of understanding of the intricacies and interaction between construction design, execution and the legal conditions underpinning any project.
Much of their careers has been focused not only on bridging professions, but on bridging multicultural customs and practices. Together, they have experience of all facets of contracts management and dispute resolution on a multitude of civil works, building, petro-chemical and energy projects for multinational owners, construction managers, and contractors of many nationalities.
More and more, PS Consulting focuses on its work with clients in resolving complicated disputes. Whether it is judicial dispute resolution or extrajudicial dispute resolution, the partners of PS Consulting always prove to be the right choice. As members of dispute boards, acting as arbitrators or experts and as participants in counsels, the partners of PS Consulting have proved their excellent understanding of both the industries that they work in and the underlying legal issues of any complex scenario. At all times, they strive to provide the best possible service and solutions to their clients.
While being active and engaged in the construction, infrastructure, energy, and industrial sectors, the partners of PS Consulting are also accredited trainers. They offer training programs, stretching across all sectors and practices, providing great insights into the subject matter, based upon several decades of practice and experience. Both Jim and Geoff are accredited international trainers for the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) and have demonstrated their expertise and experience in numerous training sessions and workshops all over the world, making them the ideal choice for any national or international construction, infrastructure and industrial project.
PS Consulting is available worldwide, wherever your projects take you.
The goal of PS Consulting is to use its breadth of knowledge and experience to provide its clients with superior quality, personal service in the management of international construction contracts and contractual disputes.
Jim is an experienced lawyer with a degree in law and also a certified engineer with a degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University. This unique background makes him a specialist for the construction, infrastructure, and energy sectors. Jim is a founding member of PS Consulting, which he started building with his partner Geoffrey Smith in the year 2003.
Throughout his career, Jim has helped his clients with a variety of legal services including international construction contracts negotiation, claims management, and more. In recent years, Jim has increasingly specialized in dispute resolution and arbitration.
With a degree in Civil Engineering and two postgraduate degrees in Law and Accounting & Finance, Geoffrey Smith possesses a unique background in the legal and engineering world. Geoff is experienced in construction and infrastructure projects both at a national and international level.
Besides his expertise in civil engineering, law and accounting & finance, Geoff is also a recognized expert in mediation and dispute resolution. Him and his partner James Perry have been consulted numerous times in order to represent large contractors and companies during complex arbitration cases.
Guillaume has an extensive experience in the construction industry. He earned his Master degree in Law from the University of Paris II – Assas in 1987 and his postgraduate degree from the University Paris I – Pantheon-Sorbonne in 1988. Guillaume joined the PS Consulting team in 2016.