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 Leading Construction Alliance (LCL) , 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.
Leading Construction Lawyers (LCL) International Alliance
The Leading Construction Lawyers (LCL) International Alliance was created to serve the construction and infrastructure industry’s need for multinational excellence in construction legal services and as an international forum for related leadership in addressing industry concerns. The LCL Alliance is built on a foundation of common values and approach embraced by its founders: the pragmatic marriage of exceptional experience and capability, together with academic engagement and industry service. (https://lclalliance.com).
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)
The team at PS Consulting have a close relationship with The Dispute Resolution Board Foundation. Jim,Geoff and Guillaume are supporters and members of the DRBF. Jim used to serve as the President of 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. Guillaume is a director for Region 2.
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.