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MANAGING BUSINESS CONFLICT

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.

ADVANCING BUSINESS MEDIATION

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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. 

SMC LISTINGS 

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.

Listing of Law Firms with Adjudication Expertise (Sponsored)

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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17-18 MARCH 2016
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NEWS

Family Justice Court to focus more on kids’ welfare, mediation processes

Channel News Asia, 12 Jan 2016
Singapore to develop international framework to address cross-border family disputes.

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MEDIATION CHARTER

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Join other companies that have pledged their commitment to resolving disputes amicably, today. We welcome our new charter signatory, The Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL).

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PRACTICE DIRECTIONS

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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