The Singapore Convention on Mediation signing is the global dispute resolution event of the year.
Is your country ready for mediation? Is your organisation ready? Are you ready?
The Singapore Mediation Centre is the premier mediation centre in Singapore, providing world-class training services as well as commercial dispute resolution services of different types. Whether you are looking for assistance in resolving a commercial dispute, or to equip yourself or your organisation for the future in dispute resolution, SMC is the right partner to work with. SMC has facilitated over 4,200 dispute resolution matters, with disputes as large as $1 billion in quantum. SMC specialises in conflict management and dispute resolution training, and has been training judicial officers, legal practitioners, civil servants and private individuals for over 20 years.
Since 1997, SMC has worked with various stakeholders including businesses, individuals, members of the judiciary and lawyers who are supportive of mediation. These are some of their experiences with SMC.
Now we have the Fiji Mediation Centre established with its own premises. This was a development arising from our contacts with SMC and its wonderful team. SMC continues to visit twice a year and carries out training for lawyers, new judges, the public service and civil society. These workshops are very popular and over-subscribed. We would not be at this point without SMC and its wonderful team.
Chief Justice Anthony Gates, Fiji
I have been involved with SMC ever since its inception and have admired its development into a powerful instrument for amicable dispute resolution over the years.
Michael Hwang, Senior Counsel, Michael Hwang Chambers LLC
The staff at the Singapore Mediation Centre really listen carefully to the needs of the parties and try to be accommodating. I have recommended the SMC to my clients and would be happy to do so again in future.
Kuah Boon Theng, Senior Counsel, Legal Clinic LLC
The SMC is a highly professional outfit which has the single-minded aim of delivering a process which has integrity and is scrupulously fair. It has more than achieved its goal.
SMC is a top-notch training provider for those seeking hands on experience in mediation. Participants gain practical mediation skills and feel prepared to mediate in their cases.
Jehad Kazim, Director, Legal Service, Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Mediation at SMC with their very patient and effective mediators is something that I would commend to parties who are minded to resolve a dispute without going through the rigours and stress of protracted litigation
Lee Soo Chye, Senior Partner, Aequitas Law LLP
I would highly recommend mediation as a great way to resolve conflicts. The mediation process is entirely in the hands of the parties involved. It can be as cost effective and as efficient as the parties would like it to be. Singapore Mediation Centre helps by providing highly competent mediators.
Quek Bin Hwee, Director, HSBC & former Vice Chairman, PwC Singapore
SMC undoubtedly plays a pivotal role in fostering mediation as an expedient and efficacious means of settling disputes. In this respect, SMC has fulfilled its role admirably. I am confident SMC will build on its recognition and make mediation the preferred choice of dispute resolution
Our clients have benefitted from the expertise and quality of the mediators from SMC in resolving construction-related disputes. The mediators work closely with the parties to try and effect creative methods of achieving a “win-win” outcome. This in turn helps the parties to save a lot of time and money.
The Singapore Convention on Mediation, known officially as the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation, is an international legal instrument that applies to international settlement agreements resulting from mediation (“settlement agreement”). It establishes a harmonized legal framework for the right to invoke settlement agreements as well as for their enforcement. Many countries will be signing the convention in Singapore on 7 August 2019.