Michel Nardin

Dipl. Ing. ETHZ/SIA - MSc - MBA

Certified Expert ISO 17024/SEC 01.1 Cert. N° 0068

72, Rue du Centre

1025 St-Sulpice

Lausanne Switzerland


Tel: +41 21 695 24 40

Fax: +41 21 695 24 44

mnardin@pmg-ing.ch


Formal Education

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland, Dipl.- Ing. ETHZ / MSc (1976)

University of Lausanne, Switzerland, HEC Business School, MBA (1988)

Nationality :

Swiss

Languages :

French, English and German.

Present Status :

Senior Partner of PMG Consulting Engineers and Economists, a firm specialised in the prevention and resolution of disputes, arbitration, litigation, expertise, claims management and adjudication. Field of activity: building industry, civil engineering, hydraulic construction, transportation, infrastructure, industrial projects and project management of multidisciplinary projects.

Dispute Board Member, Court Appointed Expert, Party Appointed Expert, Adjudicator, Mediator.
Area of specialisation: civil engineering, hydraulic and dam construction, road, water treatment plants and water supply, sewerage, irrigation, industrial plants, power plants, energy, infrastructure projects and buildings. Activities in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Member of the Swiss Arbitration Association – ASA

Member of the ICC Arbitration Commission Switzerland

Member of the Board of the Swiss Chamber of Technical and Scientific Forensic Experts – Swiss Experts

Member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation – DRBF, Country Representative for Switzerland

Certified Expert ISO 17024/SEC 01.1 Cert. N° 0068

Expert registered at the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects – SIA

ETHZ, alumni; University of Lausanne – HEC, MBA alumni

Some Recent Assignments:

2015 – 2018

Chairman of the Dispute Adjudication Board / DAB: Hydroelectric plant – Dam and Lake Project – FIDIC Contract, Lebanon.

2014 – 2016

Court Appointed Expert: Gas Power Plant 800 MW, International Arbitral Tribunal ICC, Italy / China.

2014 – 2016

Party appointed Expert: Oil & Gas Industry, Security Systems, Epc Contract, International Tribunal Icc, France / Algeria.

2012 – 2013

Expert appointed by the ICC: Desalination Complex and Power Plant, EPC Contract, Algeria.

2011 - 2013

Court Appointed Expert: Shopping and Leisure Mall (50,000 sqm GLA), International Arbitral Tribunal ICC, Turkey.

2011 – 2014

Member of a Dispute Adjudication Board / DAB: Road construction and bridges – FIDIC Contract, Mozambique.

2010 – 2012

Chairman of the Dispute Adjudication Board / DAB: Irrigation project, dam, canals, hydraulic structures - FIDIC Contract, Mali.

2010 - 2012

Court Appointed Expert: Rock wool production plant, International Arbitral Tribunal ICC, Kazakhstan.

2010 - 2012

Chairman of the Experts Panel: Industrial plant, turnkey construction, International Arbitral Tribunal ICC, Turkey.

2008 - 2013

Member of a Dispute Adjudication Board / DAB: Barwa City Project, turnkey construction of a new city – FIDIC Contract, Doha, Qatar.

2009 - 2010

Court Appointed Expert: Real estate development, turnkey contract, International Arbitral Tribunal ICC, Eritrea.

2009 - 2010

Party appointed Expert: Residential complex, appraisal of extension of time (EOT) and associated costs, International Arbitral Tribunal, Romania.

2009

Court Appointed Expert: Residential complex, structure deformation, Tribunal cantonal, Lausanne, Switzerland.

2008 - 2009

Expert Consultant: Silicon plant, contract management, turnkey contractual packages, Qatar.

2006 - 2008

Court Appointed Expert: Underground transport system, appraisal of rolling stock, International Arbitral Tribunal ICC, France/Germany.

2008

Mediator: Underground commercial centre, extension of time (EOT) and associated costs, Geneva, Switzerland.

2008

Court Appointed Expert: Rupture of high pressure system, penal claim, Juge d’instruction de l’Arrondissement de Lausanne, Switzerland.

2008

Adjudicator: Residential complex, claims for additional costs, Fribourg, Switzerland.

2008

Expert Consultant: Road construction, claims management and expert opinion - FIDIC Contract, Mauritania.

2006

Court Appointed Expert: Industrial plant, appraisal of co-generation and steam production, International Arbitral Tribunal ICC, France/Belgium.

2006 - 2007

Court Appointed Expert: Industrial plant, appraisal, Tribunal Cantonal, Lausanne, Switzerland.

2006 - 2009

Party appointed Expert: Research and Development Centre, claims management and expert’s assessment, Geneva, Switzerland.

2006 - 2007

Expert Consultant: Underground junction and motorway tunnel, claims management -FIDIC Contract, Slovenia.

2006

Expert Consultant: Pumping station 190 MW and pressure piping, claims management, Algeria.

2005

Expert Consultant: Motorway tunnel, claims management - FIDIC Contract, Slovenia.

Past Professional Experience:

Over 35 years of experience as consulting/professional engineer and as contractor. Activities in large-scale international construction projects (hydraulic and dam construction, waste water treatment plants, sewerage systems, water supply, buildings, infrastructures, concrete and steel structures, industrial plants, etc.) in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Since 2005

Senior Partner of PMG Consulting Engineers and Economists.
Dispute Board Member, Expert, Adjudicator, Mediator, specialized in the prevention and resolution of disputes.

2000 - 2005

SGI Consulting Engineers SA – Geneva / Athens / Luxembourg.
CEO and Board Member.
Consulting engineer and expert, specialized in hydraulic structures, waste water treatment plants, sewerage, water supply, energy and hydro electrical power schemes, transport infrastructures (rail, roads, airports, harbours), structures (bridges, tunnels, buildings). Management of contracts with international financing institutions.

1998 - 2000

Swiss Life Group, Swiss Insurance Company – Zurich / Lausanne.
Director and Member of the Executive Board.
Real estate investment and management policy on the Swiss and international markets.

1988 - 1997

Zschokke SA, General Contractor – Geneva / Lausanne.
Director and Member of the Executive Board.
- Acquisition, negotiation and execution of turnkey contracts on the international and home markets – civil engineering, hydraulic constructions and buildings
- Promotion and execution of industrial complexes and real estate projects. Planning, management and execution of turn-key contracts. Technical/financial activities (contract and claims management) for public and private clients and implementation of financing solutions.

1982 - 1987

Geilinger SA, Steel Construction – Winterthur / Lausanne.
Branch Manager.
- Technical, financial and project management of industrials equipments in Europe and Nigeria. Various assignments in the fields of industrial and steel construction.
- “Curtain walls” Department: Project management of curtain walls / Office buildings market.

1979 - 1982

Giovanola Frères SA – Monthey, Switzerland
Project manager and design engineer
- “Hydro power” Department: design of steel structures and high-pressure welded constructions in the hydro-electrical, industrial, reservoirs and silos sectors.
- “R &D” Department: design, development and coordination of devices (entertainment parks - USA). Development, design and calculation of spatial steel structures under fatigue stress.

1976 - 1979

ICR Maroc, Ingénieurs-conseils SA – Rabat, Morocco
Professional engineer.

Professional Affiliation:
  • Swiss Arbitration Association – ASA
  • Member of the ICC Arbitration Commission Switzerland
  • Swiss Chamber of Technical and Scientific Forensic Experts – Swiss Experts
  • Dispute Review Board Foundation – DRBF
  • Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects – SIA