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Dispute Avoidance in PPP contexts: Deal Mediation in Infrastructure Projects

May 30 from 15:00 - 16:30 BMT

CPG’s Mediation Center (CMC) Expert Talk

May 30, 2024, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Bangkok time, GMT+7), via Conferencing Program

Presented by CPG’s Mediation Center (CMC) organized in collaboration with the Asian Governance Foundation and the World Association of PPP Units & Professionals

About the webinar

In Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), it’s easy to overlook the third “P”. But it’s this concept of a partnership that underpins and ensures the health and sustainability of the PPP. At the same time, however, PPPs are inherently complex, as they typically involve numerous contractual participants, and thus, are prone to impacts from outside forces, often beyond the control of the collaborating parties. As a result of this set-up, relationships have to be managed well in PPP projects, as to preempt any impulsive actions that could potentially escalate into litigation, jeopardizing the project’s completion and profitability.

After our latest episode on mediation in construction disputes, CMC’s upcoming Expert Talk will delve into the unique challenges faced by PPP projects, particularly in infrastructure. This expert talk will feature Jean-Christophe Barth, the Executive Director of the World Association of PPP Units & Professionals, a seasoned, internationally renowned mediator, and arbitrator, to explore the benefits of mediation as a pre-cursor or preventive measure in the art of deal-making.

About the series

The webinar is part of a series organized by the CPG Mediation Center (CMC). Featuring distinguished experts, practitioners, and industry leaders in the field of mediation from around the globe, the series provides insights on various aspects of mediation, including its applications across different fields, as well as fundamental techniques and emerging trends.

Speakers (in alphabetical order)

Dipl. iur. Jean-Christophe Barth-Coullare

Dipl. iur. Jean-Christophe Barth-Coullare (“JC”) Barth is the Executive Director of the World Association of PPP Units & Professionals (WAPPP), an international non-government organization acting as a catalyst for the PPP profession and harnessing the power of a global network of PPP Units and PPP practitioners for the furtherance of the UN 2030 agenda. JC is also a 2024 Judge Weinstein JAMS Foundation International Fellow.

As a commercial mediator (accredited by FSM and the French-German Chamber of Commerce), he also facilitates commercial deals internationally. He focuses on efficient project negotiation and the delivery of #NextLevelPPP infrastructure that encompasses climate resilience and includes the Sustainable Development Goals framework to de-risk projects and ensure value delivery for the beneficiaries. He’s also passionate about good governance and has co-authored a guide on Early-Stage Governance. He teaches Governance, Sales & Contract Negotiation, and Protecting your Brand and your Business at various academic institutions.

Past experiences include Bombardier, Citibank, LBBW, German-Brazilian Chambers of Commerce in São Paulo, Robert Bosch Stiftung, SGL Carbon, the European Champions Alliance, and the Global Program against Money Laundering located at the United Nations Office in Vienna. 


Lucas Meier

Senior Program Officer & Asia in Review South Asia Regional Editor, CPG


Event registration is essential for participation; individuals interested are encouraged to do so by visiting the link or QR code provided below. For more information, please email us at events@cpg-online.de

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Contact Information

Contact Mr. Lucas Meier at lucas.meier@cpg-online.de for program content.

Contact Ms. Venus Phuangkom at events@cpg-online.de for administrative matters.


May 30
15:00 - 16:30 BMT
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Panel Discussion / Roundtable