Dipl. Ing. EPFL - MSc

72, Rue du Centre

1025 St-Sulpice

Lausanne Switzerland


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Formal Education

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) Lausanne, Switzerland: Dipl.Ing. (MSc) in Electrical Engineering and in Nuclear Engineering (1960).

Nationality :

Swiss

Languages :

French, English, German (notions of Italian and Portuguese).

Present Status :

Senior Partner of PMG Consulting Engineers and Economists, an office specialised in the prevention and resolution of disputes and the strategic management of litigations, as well as in the technical, financial and contractual management of multidisciplinary projects.

Arbitrator, Mediator, Court-appointed Expert for Arbitration Tribunals and Civil Courts, Member of Dispute Review Boards or Dispute Adjudication Boards.

Member of the Commission on Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Emeritus Member and Past President of Swiss Experts (Swiss Chamber of Technical and Scientific Forensic Experts).

Some Key Assignments:

Floating Dike of Monaco: member of an ad hoc mediation proceedings having led to the amicable settlement of the dispute between the State of Monaco and the Contractor.

Co-arbitrator on a dispute related to a mass transit system (rolling stock) in Greece.

Co-arbitrator on a dispute related to a thermal power plant in Denmark.

Amicable settlement of dispute related to a EU financed road in Ethiopia.

Mediation on the Musi-Hepp Hydropower Project in Indonesia.

Member of the Dispute Review Board on the Gilgel Gibe Hydroelectric Project, in Ethiopia.

Chairman of the "Interconnection Committee" (Dispute Adjudication Board) on the Uch Project (BOT contract related to a thermal power plant in Pakistan).

Claim management consultant on the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Member of the first Panel of Experts dealing with disputes related to the Athens Metro.

Member of the ad hoc drafting group of the ICC Arbitration Commissions Working Party in charge to set up the ICC ADR Rules and the Guide to ICC ADR.

Court-appointed Expert (Tribunal de Commerce de Paris) for the Channel Tunnel.

Member of the panel entrusted with the critical evaluation of the FIDIC Silver Book "EPC Turnkey Project Conditions of Contract", appointed by the French Association of International Contractors (SEFI).

Claim management consultant for a telecommunication network in Indonesia.

Claim management consultant on the Colombo Shopping Centre in Lisbon, Portugal.

Court-appointed expert on the Egnatia Road in Greece.

Court-appointed expert for several cement factories in Algeria.

Past Experience:

International Experience on Prevention and Resolution of Disputes:

Since 1971, has acted as a co-arbitrator, a mediator, a Court-appointed expert, a member of Dispute Review Boards or a consultant in numerous cases: construction industry, transportation systems, power schemes, industrial plants (chemical, textile, steel mills, cement, printing, etc.) under Terms of Reference involving interpretation of technical specifications, modification of design, financial compensation of delays, acceleration of works, changed conditions, extra works, etc.
A total of more than 40 years in international consulting services in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and North America.

Since 1992

Partner of PMG.

1980-1992

Partner of the European Group ICME Business Consultants,
Chief Executive Officer of Lausanne Office and Member of the Board of ICME France.

1977-1980

Private Consultant.

1961-1977

Member of the Managing Board and General Secretary at Bonnard & Gardel Consulting Engineers, Lausanne.

Professional Affiliation:
  • List of Arbitrators attached to the Swiss National Committee of the ICC.
  • Past President of the Swiss Employers' Association of Engineers and Architects.
  • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF).
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA).
  • Swiss Experts (Swiss Chamber of Technical and Scientific Forensic Experts).
  • Comité Français de l'Arbitrage.
Lectures:

Lectures at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne.

Lectures at numerous conferences:

  • Swiss Arbitration Association,
  • Swiss Experts (Chamber of Technical and Scientific Forensic Experts),
  • Swiss National ICC Committee,
  • French National ICC Committee,
  • Swiss Chamber of Commercial Mediation, etc.
Publications: