• Expert in Contract and Claim Management
  • Highly experienced Trainer
  • Bilingual (English & German)
  • FIDIC Contract specialist


    We focus our skills on providing you with a range of services that can make a difference to you projects and your company.

  • Business Management Consultancy
  • Contract and Claim Management
  • Management Coaching & Mentoring
  • Specialist Staff Training


Ian Smith is a highly experienced specialist in contract and claim management issues. He advises his clients and also plays a very active role in difficult commercial negotiations.

His list of clients includes some of the largest global players in the power generation and energy sectors where can call upon almost 30 years of international project experience in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia.

Among his strongest attributes is his ability to empathise and understand his client’s needs. The result is a highly flexible and innovative consultant who can deliver in any environment. He puts into practice what he advises to his clients.

Ian has been appointed on several occasions to act as an Expert Witness in international arbitration cases, with a particular focus on disputes run under ICC rules. His experience of the formal dispute resolution process provide added value to his clients in implementing project with the aim of avoiding conflict.

His role as a coach comes in the operative project management business where he uses his expertise to guide teams and individuals to look for and find solutions to complex problems.

Ian regularly provides training to Project Directors and Project staff alike. He is also a guest lecturer on international contract management at the University of Applied Sciences in Biberach (BW).





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CARMEN SMITH. Mobil:0049 (0) 179 5150917. cs@carmensmith-coaching.de .