As an international expert in the construction & infrastructure, energy and industrial markets, PS Consulting has a variety of affiliations and partnerships. Working together with key players within the industries allows James Perry and Geoffrey Smith to provide theirs clients with the optimal industry knowledge and legal expertise.
PS Consulting partners work with internationally known groups such as the Global Construction & Infrastructure Legal Alliance (GcilA), the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC), and The Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF) which helps them manage even the most complex projects and cases. These partnerships and affiliations allow PS Consulting to provide their clients with a unique knowledge database and a wide variety of experience, ultimately improving their service portfolio as well as the legal support they can offer their clients.
Global Construction & Infrastructure Legal Alliance (GcilA)
PS Consulting is one of the founding member firms of GcilA, which was founded back in 2012 and now consists of five international law firms. The Alliance’s mission is to provide the industries and public authorities with expert legal advice in the fields of construction, infrastructure, energy, and mining law. James Perry and Geoffrey Smith are also part of GcilA’s management committee, offering their expert opinion and industry knowledge to the other member firms.
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is a leading professional membership organisation representing the interests of alternative dispute practitioners worldwide. With over 13,000 members located in more than 120 countries, CIArb supports the global promotion, facilitation and development of all forms of private dispute resolution. (ciarb.org). PS Consulting’s Geoffrey Smith is a supporter and Fellow of CIArb.
International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC)
The team at PS Consulting is a long-standing and close affiliate of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers. Both Geoffrey Smith and James Perry are affiliate members and accredited trainers of FIDIC. As such, they have held numerous workshops and seminars for the Federation. Jim and Geoff are long standing members of the FIDIC President’s List of approved dispute adjudicators as well as members of the French list of FIDIC Adjudicators (Syntec-Ingénierie).
The Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF)
Jim and Geoff have a close relationship with The Dispute Resolution Board Foundation. Both are supporters and members of the DRBF. Jim also used to serve as the president for Region 2 within the DRBF, where he was able to apply his expertise in dispute management and resolution. Geoff chairs the Bank Liaison Committee which works with the multilateral development banks such as the World Bank to promote the use of Dispute Boards on bank funded projects.
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
PS Consulting is an member of the French National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Geoff Smith was recently a member of the Task Force involved in the updating of the ICC’s Dispute Board Rules.