George Smith

Quantum Expert

Expert Highlights

  • 22 years construction industry experience, 15 years of which based in the Middle East.
  • Extensive experience in the management, preparation and analysis of quantum and delay claims.
  • Claims have ranged from US$ 5 million to more than US$ 1 billion.
  • Acted on behalf of government agencies, developers, contractors, and sub-contractors.
  • Extensive experience in most FIDIC and JCT-based contracts and forms, including EPC/Design & Build contracts, as well as complex bespoke forms in use across the MENA region.
  • Sector experience includes residential and commercial, tourism, oil and gas, airports, power (nuclear and coal), water transmission, ports (sea), industrial, shopping malls, health, and education.
  • Geographical experience includes the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Seychelles, Egypt, Kuwait, Iraq, and South Africa.

George has extensive experience in assisting clients across the MENA region to manage and resolve complex construction claims. He has delivered a range of services including contract advice, claims preparation and claims analysis, arbitration and litigation support, commercial management, and project management.

George has worked across a range of construction industry sectors and on projects with values extending into billions of US dollars.


MSc International Construction Management
MSc International Construction Law

Professional Memberships

Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB)
Member of the Society of Construction Law (Gulf)