Parties, Roles and Interests in International Projects
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Chapter 2 describes the parties, their interests, their responsibilities and their relations in international projects. It focuses on the parties’ responsibilities and the related scope of work and services that totally should match the needs of the project implementation until successful commercial operation has been achieved.
As all international projects are implemented by several parties, the distribution of responsibilities and the plan on how to implement them in a coordinated manner is essential for preventing conflicts. In this respect knowledge about and understanding of the parties, their interests and their representatives play an important and underestimated role. This also includes the relation between the project and the local authorities in the project country.
Therefore a conflict contingency plan is recommended. It highlights the potential conflict areas of the project and prepares the parties for handling disagreements that can evolve into a conflict, thereby preventing the conflict. This Chap. 2 is also an introduction to Chap. 3 about the drafting of the project contract.
KeywordsInternational Project Contingency Plan Contract Parti Project Contract Contracting Structure
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