Mediation

In mediation, a mediator facilitates productive discussions to help conflicting parties achieve practical, long-term solutions that all can agree on.

The non-adversarial and flexible nature of mediation saves time and cost, particularly in cross-border cases which may involve instructing counsel from multiple jurisdictions as well as complex conflicts of law issues.

Our mediators are excellent communicators and highly-skilled in a variety of negotiation techniques to regulate the dynamics of the conversation. They help provide a sense of objectivity and assist parties to arrive at a common consensus.

Mediation preserves neutrality and confidentiality
Since the mediator does not adjudicate on the dispute, parties have full control over the outcome of the dispute. They can agree on legal and non-legal solutions that are forward-looking and suited to their interests and needs.

Globally enforceable outcomes
If mediation is successful, parties will enter into a settlement agreement, which can be enforced under the Singapore Mediation Act.

Mediation at SIMC also comes with the unique benefit of enforceability: Settlement agreements may be made consent awards under an Arb-Med-Arb Protocol between the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and SIMC.

In the event of a non-settlement, the process of mediation often brings added clarity to the scope and nature of the dispute. This can help to streamline any ensuing litigation or arbitration proceedings.

Why Mediate?

Time and Cost Savings

Preserves neutrality and confidentiality

Parties have full control over the outcome of the dispute

Non-adversarial and flexible nature preserves relationship between parties

SIMC Model Clause

For use before a dispute arises:

All disputes, controversies or differences arising out of or in connection with this contract, including any question regarding its existence, validity or termination, shall be first referred to mediation in Singapore in accordance with the Mediation Rules of the Singapore International Mediation Centre for the time being in force.

For use after a dispute has arisen:

All disputes, controversies or differences arising out of or in connection with this contract, including any question regarding its existence, validity or termination, notwithstanding the commencement of any other proceedings, shall be referred to mediation in Singapore in accordance with the Mediation Rules of the Singapore International Mediation Centre for the time being in force.