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In today's dynamic business environment, organisations, their people and business associates inevitably butt heads. Be prepared to deal with negotiations and difficult issues. As the nation’s flagship mediation body, Singapore Mediation Centre can empower you with the capacity to control the outcomes in disputes. 


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Since 1997, SMC has set the standard for excellence in mediation services both in Singapore and in the region. As the nation’s flagship mediation centre, SMC’s track record shows that we deliver successful results. SMC also trains individuals to become the best professional mediators in their field.


Feeling aggrieved as a result of a disagreement? Choose mediation as your first option to righting wrongs instead of heading straight to court. Understand the first steps of the process. Learn from the best mediation minds at Singapore Mediation Centre. 

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Mediation Advocacy: Power List 2017

Law firms that have most advanced the use of mediation as a dispute resolution tool are listed here.

Law Firms with Adjudication Expertise (Sponsored)

Law firms that handle adjudication cases under the Security of Payment regime are listed here.


Total disputed sums mediated at Singapore Mediation Centre crosses $2.7 billion in 2017

SMC records highest annual quantum of total disputed sums in the Centre's history. 

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Mediation Act 2017

The Mediation Act 2017, except section 16, came into operation on 1 November 2017.

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SMC – Designated Mediation Service Provider under the Mediation Act

With effect from 1 Nov 2017, the Singapore Mediation Centre has been gazetted as a designated mediation service provider under the Mediation Act 2017.

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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.

Advocates and solicitors: note the changes 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 are attached in Appendix I of the Practice Directions.

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Singapore Mediation Charter

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Join other companies that have pledged their commitment to resolving disputes amicably today. We welcome our newest charter signatory, the Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy.

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