Commercial Mediation

01 Commerical

Any type of civil dispute can be mediated. There is no limit to the type of conflict that can be settled at SMC nor any upper limit on the quantum in dispute.

We have settled many types of commercial disputes. These include banking, construction, healthcare, employment, information technology, insurance, partnership, shipping and tenancy disagreements.

With an efficient Secretariat and effective Panel of Mediators, we can convene a mediation session within days.

Our fees are pegged to the sum in dispute. They start from $963.00 (includes GST) per party per day.


Notice – Revision of Mediation Procedure for the Commercial Mediation Scheme

(effective from 1 April 2018)

This Notice is issued in relation to the SMC Mediation Procedure which governs all mediation processes conducted under the Commercial Mediation Scheme (paragraph 1.1, Mediation Procedure)

With effect from 1 April 2018,the following changes will apply to all mediations initiated by parties pursuant to paragraph 1.2 of the Mediation Procedure:

I. Annex D – Fee Schedule

Revisions to the mediation fees charged per day for a two-party mediation is set out in the table below. Please note that when parties choose their own Mediator(s), the selected Mediator(s) may continue to charge his/her commercial rates and this Fee Schedule will not be applicable.

Quantum of Claim(s) and Counterclaim(s) (S$)

Mediation Fee (S$)

Above 60,000 to 100,000

$963.00 (inclusive of GST) per party per day

Above 100,000 up to 250,000

$1,284.00 (inclusive of GST) per party per day

Above 250,000 up to 500,000

$2,942.50 (inclusive of GST) per party per day

Above 500,000 up to 1,000,000

$3,477.50 (inclusive of GST) per party per day

Above 1,000,000 up to 2,500,000

$4,226.50 (inclusive of GST) per party per day

Above 2,500,000 up to 5,000,000

$4,601.00 (inclusive of GST) per party per day

Above 5,000,000

$5,082.50 (inclusive of GST) per party per day

II. Mediation Procedure and Annex C – Code of Conduct

Document Reference

Description of Changes

Mediation Procedure – paragraph 1.3(b)


After 21 days from the date of request, if parties are still unable to arrive at a date for mediation, parties agree to endeavour in good faith to set down for mediation within a reasonable time thereafter, not exceeding 6 months from the date of request.


Mediation Procedure – paragraph 6.1


At least 10 days before the mediation, the parties will provide each other, the Mediator(s) and SMC a concise summary (Summary) stating its case; and copies of all documents referred to in the Summary that the party wishes to rely on at the mediation.


Mediation Procedure – paragraphs 7.6, 8.4, 10.1, 10.2 and 11


Changes to Mediation Rules to be read in with the Mediation Act 2017 (No.1 of 2017) including, inter alia, provisions for the stay of proceedings and confidentiality.



For the revised versions of the Mediation Procedure and related Annexes, please follow the links below: