About TRACE Partnerships

TRACE Partnerships

TRACE Partner Firms

TRACE partners with law firms around the world, representing more than 140 countries. Each firm provides valuable information and expertise in local anti-bribery laws and regulations for the benefit of TRACE’s multinational members. TRACE carefully selects each partner firm:

  • One law firm per country
  • Law firms with exceptional experience in and knowledge of anti-bribery laws and related compliance matters

TRACE Partner Firms commit to providing TRACE, on a pro bono basis, with information that member companies should consider in their efforts to comply with local and home country anti-bribery laws, such as:

  • Laws and regulations regarding fees to commercial intermediaries
  • Laws restricting type or location of commercial intermediaries
  • Laws and customs with respect to giving gifts and providing hospitality and travel to public officials

TRACE Partner Firms do not join TRACE nor do they become members of the organization. Firms are not required to pay a fee or enter into a written agreement.

TRACE’s web-based, member-only Resource Center lists the biographies and contact information of each Partner Law Firm so that members may contact the firms directly if legal advice is needed.

Law firms with a strong knowledge of local anti-bribery law and expertise in related compliance matters (third-party due diligence, cross-border transactions, internal investigations, corporate governance, etc.) are welcome to contact us to learn more about available partnership opportunities.

TRACE Partner Organizations

TRACE engages in strategic partnerships with organizations worldwide that share its mission to promote transparency in international business and to achieve a common standard for anti-bribery compliance and third party due diligence.

For more information or to begin a support partnership, contact us

Africa House London 

Africa House London’s aims are fully embedded in the UK Government’s agenda of The African Free Trade initiative (AFTi) aimed at providing technical experts to unblock issues that continue to hold back economic growth.

Against the backdrop of the government agenda, Africa House London plays an integral role in substantially increasing trade with Africa by leveraging the extensive links and expertise London can provide to Africa and through bilateral trade. During the past couple of decades, there has been steady growth in Foreign Direct Investment in Africa and returns in economic activities have quadrupled in some countries despite the global economic crisis.

Africa House London identifies this as an opportunity to build investor confidence in the African market and support UK businesses to take advantage of the lucrative business and trade opportunities within the continent.

 

Brazilian Association of Industrial Engineering (ABEMI)

The Brazilian Association of Industrial Engineering (ABEMI) is a civil, non-profit organization that brings together engineering, construction, industrial assembly, equipment manufacturing, maintenance and logistics companies conducting infrastructure and industrial business in Brazil and abroad. ABEMI works to defend the collective interests of its member companies. 

 

DA-Desk

In 2001 our founders Christian Haunsø and Jens Lorens Poulsen united around the belief that the most arcane, complex and time consuming processes within the shipping industry could be reimagined according to the principles and ideas of modern management, with an emphasis on knowledge and productivity.

This idea culminated in DA-Desk, a vision of port cost management as a discrete, highly skilled and scalable service – 100% independent of port agencies, Agents and shipping companies. The formula has proven successful and beneficial to both Principals and Agents. Today we have over 600 highly knowledgeable employees who process over 150,000 port calls every year, proudly serving hundreds of customers around the globe. 

 

Ethics and Reputation Society

The Ethics and Reputation Society (TEİD) was established in 2010 with the aim to be the keystone of the written business ethics culture of the Turkish business community by guiding companies to create their business ethics policies & principles and also helping them adapt these values to their internal functions and third parties. TEID has over 145 corporate members who manage 15% of the Turkish GDP and have over 250.000 employees.

 

The Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME)

The Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME) is a progressive Indian NGO committed to promoting entrepreneurship and facilitating the creation of a competitive environment within India and improving market access for micro, small and medium enterprises in India and abroad. FISME was established in 1995 but traces its origins to 1967, when the National Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (NAYE) was established to promote small industries.

 

The International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA)

Building on the Basel Institute on Governance’s decade long track record of support to and research into Collective Action initiatives against corruption, and to formalise and further strengthen the impact of this engagement, the Basel Institute in 2012 launched the International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA). The purpose of the ICCA is to assist companies and other concerned stakeholders in enhancing their ability to reduce the risk of corruption through Collective Action.

The promotion of Collective Action against corruption was one of the key objectives of the Basel Institute when it was founded in 2003, formalising an engagement of the Institute’s President Professor Mark Pieth and other leading Institute members in this area that dates back to the early 1990s.

 

The International Trade Administration (ITA)

The International Trade Administration (ITA) strengthens the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promotes trade and investment, and ensures fair trade through the rigorous enforcement of our trade laws and agreements.  ITA works to improve the global business environment and helps U.S. organizations compete at home and abroad. 

ITA is organized into three distinct but complementary business units:

The Global Markets unit combines ITA’s country and regional experts, overseas and domestic field staff, and specific trade promotion programs to provide U.S. firms with the full suite of country-specific export promotion services and market access advocacy, while promoting the United States as an investment destination.

The Industry and Analysis (I&A) unit brings together ITA’s industry, trade, and economic experts to advance the competitiveness of U.S. industries through the development and execution of international trade and investment policies and promotion strategies. I&A will leverage ITA’s relationships with manufacturing and services industries to increase U.S. exports.

The Enforcement and Compliance unit enhances ITA’s responsibilities to enforce U.S. trade laws and ensure compliance with trade agreements negotiated on behalf of U.S. industry.

 

Invest in Africa (IIA)

Invest in Africa (IIA) is a not-for-profit organization with the vision to create prospering African economies. Together with its partners of leading companies, IIA does three main things:

  1. Connects multinationals and larger businesses to credible local suppliers (SMEs);
  2. Improves these SMEs access to skills, contracts and finance to build long term capacity; and
  3. Helps improve the investment climate and quality of policy discussions in the country.

 

Lithuanian Defence and Security Industry Association

Lithuanian Defence and Security Industry Association (LDSIA)  a public, independent, non profit organization, founded in February 2014.

LDSIA Vision:
To unite and oversee Lithuanian security and defence industries association in order to optimize and expand the potential and capacity of the Lithuanian security and defence industries via transparent cooperation with local and foreign GOs, NGOs and institutions. It seeks to ensure effective, sustainable and timely supplies for Lithuanian defence and security capabilities by supporting, maintaining and supplying them with the newest high technologies in armament, machinery, engineering, medicine, informational technologies, etc.  It aims to provide necessary means, services, consultations, training and education; promote and expand Lithuanian industry and science to local and international theater.

 

Makati Business Club

The Makati Business Club (MBC) is a private non-stock, non-profit business association organized as a Forum for Constructive Ideas.

The main thrust of the MBC is to foster and promote the role of the business sector in national development efforts, both in the planning and the implementation of policies. It is committed to addressing national economic and social issues that affect the development of the Philippines.

Founded in 1981, the MBC is composed of the largest and most dynamic corporations in the Philippines represented by their senior executives. It has become the leading private forum for meetings that bring together business, government, and community leaders in the country.

The MBC carries out its objectives through four main lines of activity: policy advocacy, information services and publishing, investment promotion, and corporate citizenship.

 

Norwegian Shipowners Association

The Norwegian Shipowners Association (NSA) is a trade and employment association for Norwegian controlled companies within the shipping and offshore industry. The primary fields are national and international industry policies, employer issues, competence and recruitment, environmental issues and innovation in addition to safety at sea. Our members are the core and driving force in the Norwegian maritime cluster. NSA's members employ over 55,000 seafarers and offshore workers from more than 50 different nations.

 

Pan African Lawyers Union

The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) is the premier continental forum of and for lawyers and lawyers’ associations in Africa.

Established in 2002 to reflect the aspirations and concerns of the African people and to promote and defend their shared interests, PALU brings together the continent’s regional and national lawyers’ associations, and over 1,000 individual lawyers.

 Members of PALU are lawyers, professionals and institutions from various areas of legal practice and professionals that adhere to our vision of seeing a united, just and prosperous Africa, built on the rule of law and good governance.

 

RightShip

RightShip is equally owned by BHP, Rio Tinto and Cargill.

RightShip was formed in 2001 to improve dry bulk safety and quality standards and draw on the significant ship vetting expertise of global commodity companies BHP and Rio Tinto. In 2006, international food, agriculture and risk management company Cargill joined as an equal equity partner.

Responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the company resides with the CEO and management team, who in turn report to a 6-member board of directors nominated by the shareholders. The chairmanship of the board is rotated every two years between the six directors. Isabelle Brassard (Rio Tinto) is the current Chair of RightShip.

 

Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance

The purpose of the Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance (UNIC) is to promote the idea of doing business ethically and responsibly.

By instituting responsibility in the foundations of a company’s operations, businesses will be able to counter corruption, lighten regulatory pressures, ease access to credits, and foster their entry to international markets.