Supporting Organisations

These organisations work together with IMI to advance the understanding and acceptance of mediation throughout the world. Their mediation panelists are required to be certified to the level of IMI Certification.

Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC)

The Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) is an independent, not-for-profit institution officially launched in November 2014. It has been an IMI Supporting Organisation since.

SIMC provides world-class mediation services and products targeted at the needs of parties in cross-border commercial disputes, particularly those with business interests in Asia.

Hosting an experienced panel of international mediators drawn from Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe as well as North and South America, SIMC will offer, amongst other things, professional appointing authority and case management services under the SIMC Rules. Mediation at SIMC will come with the unique benefit of enforceability as settlement agreements may be made consent awards under an Arb-Med-Arb Protocol between the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and SIMC.

In order to ensure transparency and the highest quality of service the SIMC panel mediators are required to be certified by the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI), which is linked to the International Mediation Institute (IMI).

SIMC website; SIMC panel

Florence International Mediation Chamber (FIMC)

FIMC is the international mediation service of the Florence Chamber of Commerce, and has been an IMI Supporting Organisation since 2015.

The Florence Chamber of Commerce has decades of experience in mediation and has decided to create his service purposely for individuals and companies that find themselves operating in an increasingly global market and wish to choose Florence as the site for the resolution of all current and future disputes.

Recognizing the complexity and difficulty that this type of service can present, the Chamber of Commerce has decided to offer a special quality guarantee by providing international mediators with high quality standards. For this purpose, according to FIMC rules all chartered mediators must be certified by institutions in the field of mediation who apply the assessment program and evaluation criteria whose standards are equivalent or superior to those provided by IMI (International Mediation Institute).

Fees include the use of the Chamber of Commerce mediation rooms, located in the heart of Florence, near Piazza della Signoria, offering an outstanding view of Palazzo Vecchio and other monuments.

In order to facilitate parties approaching to mediation, FIMC has worked from the very beginning to create a net with other institutions, and has signed two memoranda of understanding with American Arbitration Association/International Center for Dispute Resolution (AAA/ICDR) and SIMC (Singapore International Mediation Centre). The main purpose of these memoranda is to advance the understanding and acceptance of mediation throughout the world. In addition, parties who file a mediation request to SIMC can choose to hold the mediation meeting in Florence.

For its official launch, FIMC organized a Conference, “Succeeding through mediation”, on May 29th 2015, Palazzo Vecchio, Salone dei Cinquecento. For further information, see here

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Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI)