About SIMI

The Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) is the premier independent professional standards body for mediation in Singapore and the region. SIMI was incorporated on 15 July 2014 as a non profit organisation, with support from both the Ministry of Law as well as the National University of Singapore. SIMI is headed by an international Board of Directors with representatives from both mediation practitioners as well as corporate users of mediation. SIMI works closely with the International Mediation Institute (IMI), a non-profit public interest initiative to drive transparency and high competency standards into mediation practice across all fields, worldwide.

News & Events

CIIM Essay 2018
SIMI CIIM Essay Competition 2018 15 JAN 2018 The SIMI annual mediation essay competition 2018 is now open! Entry is free for all students from tertiary institutions in Singapore or overseas! Get a chance to publish your work in Contemporary Issues in Mediation Volume 4! Help to share and spread this news to all your friends. Find out more here!
RESULTS: SIMI CIIM Essay Competition 2017 8 JAN 2018 Congratulations to all the top winners of SIMI Annual Essay Competition 2017! Click here to find out who are the winners.
Mediation Act 2017 1 NOV 2017 The Mediation Act and its subsidiary legislation, the Mediation Rules, has come into operation on Nov 1, 2017. Find out more here.

About CIIM
SIMI's first CIIM book launched! 29 AUG 2016 SIMI's first book "Contemporary Issues in Mediation Vol. 1"was officially launched at The POD, National Library on 29 August 2016. Ms Rahayu Mazam, Member of Parliament for Jurong GRC graced the occasion as our Guest-of-Honour.
GPC Singapore Proceedings 2016 1 JUNE 2016 SIMI is pleased to present the proceedings from the Global Pound Conference 2016 Singapore, including voting results, summaries and keynote speeches here
Official launch of SIMI 5 NOV 2014 SIMI’s official launch was held on 5 November at the Maxwell Chambers and was attended by about 100 local and international lawyers, regulators and academics.

Book Reviews

Mediation in Singapore: A Practical Guide (2nd Edition) 4 DEC 2017 The second edition is an update on the seminal guide to "Mediation in Singapore". Head on over to the "Resources" section to download a PDF copy of the review.
Negotiation: Things Corporate Counsel Need To Know But Were Not Taught 4 DEC 2017 Authored by Mr. Michael Leathes, this book is a must-read text on negotiation and its relevance to the success of the modern-day in-house counsel. Head on over to the "Resources" section to download a PDF copy of the review.
CIIM Vol. 2 4 DEC 2017 Contemporary Issues in Mediation Volume 2 was launched on 8 November 2017 at the NUS Faculty of Law. It features 3 essays on Family Mediation. Click here to find out more. The book review of CIIM Vol 2, is also available, head on over to the "Resources" section to download a PDF copy of the review.

Private Dispute Resolution in International Business: Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration 29 SEP 2017 Klaus Peter Berger's "Private Dispute Resolution in International Business: Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration" is highly regarded for its depth, breadth and novelty. It was so impressive that Mr Michael Leathes, co-founder of the IMI wrote a review and shared with SIMI. Head on over to the "Resources" section to download a PDF copy of the review.
CIIM Vol. 1 15 FEB 2017 The book review of Contemporary Issues in Mediation Volume 1 is now available, Head on over to the "Resources" section to download a PDF copy of the review.
The Commercial Mediator's Handbook 6 FEB 2017 The third book review put up on SIMI's website under the reciprocal book review arrangement between SIMI and the Asian Journal of Mediation is now available, Head on over to the "Resources" section to download a PDF copy of the review.

What SIMI Has To Offer

Holistic engagement of the mediation space

For Users Of Mediation

Not familiar with the mediation process? Find out more about mediation and how it can work for you.

Dispute Analysis Tool

A tool for parties and/or their counsel to use in evaluating the individual options for resolving conflicts.

Decision Tree

A framework for parties to use when considering a suitable mediator.

For Service Providers

Learn more about how your organisation can be a part of our growing network of SIMI Partners. 

SIMI Registered Training Program (SIMI RTP) 

If your course is successful in applying for SIMI RTP status, you will be able to offer course participants who pass the course assessment the opportunity to apply for SIMI Accredited Mediator Level 1.

SIMI Qualifying Assessment Program (SIMI QAP)  

SIMI QAPs are able to offer the full suite of SIMI Schemes and are the only SIMI Partner able to qualify SIMI Certified Mediators.

For Mediators

Join our family of SIMI Mediators today. Find out more about the SIMI Credentialing Scheme and how you can embark on your own fulfilling  journey towards becoming a SIMI Certified Mediator. 

SIMI Credentialing Scheme

The SIMI Credentialing Scheme comprises of 4 different tiers. The first three tiers are collectively referred to as SIMI Accredited Mediators with the highest tier being SIMI Certified Mediator.

SIMI Certified Mediator

SIMI Certified Mediators are given their own individual and separate profile page. SIMI Certified Mediator profiles are also accessible on the SIMI search engine to enable potential users to make informed decisions when appointing mediators.

For Reviewers

Whether you are a SIMI Mediator looking to appoint a Reviewer, or a Reviewer who has just been appointed, find out more about this important component of the SIMI Credentialing Process here. 

Appointing A Reviewer

As a SIMI Mediator, you will have a great degree of flexibility in appointing your desired Reviewer so long as you take into account these guidelines when appointing a Reviewer.

Feedback Digest

Reviewers are expected to provide an honest and objective summary of feedback about their Mediator’s performance based on discussions with the Mediator and the information on Feedback Forms received from Users who have worked with the Mediator.