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In today's dynamic business environment, organisations, their people and business associates inevitably butt heads. We believe that being informed and prepared to deal with negotiations and difficult issues is a strategic management discipline - one that keeps you in control of outcomes.


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Since 1997, SMC has set the standard for excellence in mediation services both in Singapore and in the region. We have a proven track record in delivering successful results and training the best professional mediators.

Mediation Clause 

Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this agreement must be submitted for mediation at the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) in accordance with SMC’s Mediation Procedure in force for the time being. Either/any party may submit a request to mediate to SMC upon which the other party will be bound to participate in the mediation within [45 days] thereof. Every party to the mediation must be represented by [senior executive personnel, of at least the seniority of a Head of Department] or its equivalent, with authority to negotiate and settle the dispute. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the Mediator(s) will be appointed by SMC. The mediation will take place in Singapore in the [English] language and the parties agree to be bound by any settlement agreement reached. 


Mediation Advocacy: Power List 2015 

This is a listing of law firms that have most advanced the use of mediation as a dispute resolution tool.

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This is a listing of law firms that handle adjudication cases under the Security of Payment regime. A law firm may choose to advertise here.


Adjudication Conference

07c SMC WB v20 Updated 12.10.16

25 October 2016: The Singapore Mediation Centre, the Authorised Nomination Body under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act, is pleased to announce that it will hold an Adjudication Conference: "Trends in Adjudication". The Conference aims to bring together eminent industry professionals to analyse the trends in adjudication over the last 10 years since the inception of the adjudication regime under the Act, and discuss issues and its impact on the industry today.

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Court Practice Directions (Mediation)

The Supreme Court Practice Directions (Amendment No 1 of 2016) came into effect on 2 January 2016. We draw the attention of advocates and solicitors to the amendments to paragraph 35B on “Overview of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) for civil cases” that it is the professional duty of advocates and solicitors to advise their clients about the different ways their disputes may be resolved using an appropriate form of ADR. The guidelines on advising clients is attached at Appendix I of the Practice Directions.

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Join other companies that have pledged their commitment to resolving disputes amicably, today. We welcome our new charter signatories, the Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Mediacorp Pte Ltd.

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