With its 20-year track record, SMC is the training expert in the field of negotiation, mediation and conflict management in Singapore and the region. SMC has conducted workshops in countries such as Fiji, Malta, Jordan, China, Myanmar, the Philippines etc. Our workshops are highly rated. For instance, in one workshop for the Ministry of Education, 100% of participants rated it as either excellent or very good.

Our trainers bring with them the best of both worlds — an Asian sensitivity to cultural nuances in mediation and a background in the Harvard model of interest-based negotiations. They use proven teaching methods and hands-on lessons to liven up the classes. SMC runs workshops for organisations in Singapore weekly.

Insolvency Mediation Masterclass



2 April 2019 (Tuesday) 9 am to 1 pm


1 Supreme Court Lane, Level 4M

Registration Fee (Inclusive of GST)

Regular: S$267.50


For queries please contact:
Ms Suhartini Salim
Tel: +65633242366



With an increasing number of jurisdictions promoting/mandating the use of mediation in their insolvency regimes, insolvency mediation is likely to grow. This masterclass will focus on the knowledge, skills and mindset changes needed to mediate disputes between different stakeholders, to facilitate the creation and implementation of a restructuring plan in cross-border insolvency. This masterclass has been specially designed for all mediators who are interested to find out more about the skills and techniques required for successful cross-border insolvency mediation.


Distinguished Speaker 

Judge James Michael Peck United States Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of New York Judge Peck served as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York from 2006 to 2014. During his judicial service, Judge Peck presided over the chapter 11 and SIPA cases of Lehman Brothers and its affiliates and a number of other major chapter 11 and chapter 15 cases. Judge Peck has extensive experience as a mediator of sophisticated commercial disputes. As mediator, he has brokered settlements in a number of high-profile cases, including American Airlines, Syms/Filenes, MF Global, General Motors, Residential Capital, Excel Maritime, Toisa Limited, and Mesabi Metallics. 

Judge Peck belongs to a great many professional organizations and over the years has served in a variety of leadership roles. By invitation, he is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and a member of the Panel of Recognized International Market Experts in Finance. From June 2016 to June 2017, he served as president of the International Insolvency Institute and remains active on its Executive Committee. Former Judge Peck served on the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Board of Governors and was judicial chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute's annual New York City Bankruptcy Conference.