About TRACE Partnerships


TRACE Partner Firms

TRACE partners with over 100 law firms around the world, representing more than 130 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.

Event Partners

TRACE partners with leading conference organizers to provide member companies with discounted rates to the highest quality anti-corruption conferences worldwide. For more information, contact us.

American Conference Institute (ACI)

TRACE is an association partner of the American Conference Institute (ACI), a unique organization devoted to providing the business intelligence that senior decision-makers need to respond to challenges both here in the U.S., and around the world. TRACE members receive discounted rates at ACI’s anti-corruption events. In addition, candidates for the TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation (TASA) may earn course credit by attending live ACI conferences. Contact Virna Di Palma at dipalma@traceinternational.org with questions.

*TASA candidates may earn 12 credits for attending a full two-day FCPA Boot camp; 3 credits per day for attending any other FCPA/anti-corruption event; and 2 credits for workshops.


TRACE is a content partner of Momentum Events across their global portfolio of anti-corruption and anti-bribery events.

At the heart of each Momentum event lies research-driven, quality-focused conference programs underpinned with an array of value-added “activation” benefits guaranteed to turn your ordinary business conference into a powerful, sustainable opportunity for knowledge, networking and growth.

All Momentum event attendees receive:

  • An “All Access Pass” – all-inclusive access with no hidden or additional fees for “optional” workshops, master-classes or special sessions.
  • Complete access to the attendees’ list prior to the event – begin networking before you arrive.
  • Total free access to Momentum Connect – a private, LinkedIn powered pre-and post-event social networking community. Stay in touch with those who most matter.
  • “Match & Meet” services to help facilitate your introduction to the right people at the event.
  • Complimentary attendance to post-event webinars (at 3 months, 6 months and 9 months post-event) to help you reconnect with your fellow attendees and activate your learning.
  • An enhanced onsite experience.

Driving every Momentum event is a simple philosophy: to provide top-notch professional development and career advancement experiences that satisfy your need for ongoing education and targeted networking.

TRACE members receive a 15% discount on attendance. Please contact Virna DiPalma at dipalma@traceinternational.org for details.

A full listing of related events can be found at http://momentumevents.co/eventsectors/anti-corruption-fcpa/.

Support Partnerships

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.


TRACE and the Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore)

Transparent business practices are increasingly important to any company that wishes to be competitive in the international market. Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) recognizes this and is partnering with TRACE to give their members a competitive advantage through TRACEcertification, a detailed and robust due diligence and approval process that allows certified entities to differentiate themselves from others in the marketplace. Together, AAIS and TRACE will give AAIS member companies exclusive access to TRACEcertification and further support the aerospace industry’s efforts to comply with laws and customer requests.

About Association of Aerospace Industries (“AAIS”)

The Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) or “AAIS", a non-profit organization, is a leading industry association dedicated to promoting competitiveness within the Singapore aerospace industry. It represents organizations from the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO), Aerospace Manufacturing, Research and Development/Training sectors and suppliers for civil air transport and aerospace defense.

Working with government agencies, AAIS aims to assist aerospace organizations in growing existing businesses and developing new businesses/partnerships regionally and globally by facilitating strategies in innovation, competitiveness, technical standards and accreditation.

For more information, visit  www.aais.org.sg/home.

Africa House London

TRACE and the Africa House London

Africa House London and TRACE are working together to support bilateral trade between the UK and Africa. AHL, a social enterprise based in London, seeks to add value to new and existing commercial relationships between the UK and Africa by connecting relevant stakeholders to each other and supporting their commercial endeavors. To help raise compliance standards and promote transparency, AHL requires its members and partners to obtain a TRACE Registered Access Code (TRAC). TRAC is an online platform based on social media principles, which helps companies meet international baseline due diligence requirements. TRAC enables AHL current and potential members to obtain their own compliance profile as well as screen their low-to medium-risk vendors, suppliers and business partners to bring more transparency to their commercial transactions.



TRACE is working with DA-Desk to assist the agents and suppliers of vessel operating companies in the shipping industry with their anti-corruption and anti-bribery compliance efforts. The alliance enables port agents and suppliers registered with DA-Desk to receive preferential pricing for TRACEcertification and promote their commitment to compliance.

TRACEcertification is an internationally accepted due diligence review and approval process that allows certified entities to own their verified compliance information. TRACE Certified companies are “pre-vetted” partners for multinational companies seeking to do business with shipping agents who share their commitment to compliance. As TRACE’s industry partner and as a TRACE Certified entity itself, DA-Desk is well-positioned to advance commercial transparency in the global shipping industry.

About DA-Desk FZ-LLC

DA-Desk was founded in 2001 on the principle that an independent, distinct Disbursement Account service—not owned by port agencies or shipping companies—could provide an objective, automated DA process that would benefit both principals and agents. Today, the privately owned DA-Desk, headquartered in Dubai, UAE, is the world’s largest independent port cost management service provider. The company’s services and tools deliver operational efficiencies, enhanced security and cost savings while mitigating regulatory compliance risks for more than 190 customers across the globe making over 120,000 port calls annually. DA-Desk is dedicated to raising standards in the industry together with its customers. For more information, visit the company’s web site at
www.da-desk.com, call +971 4363 6200 or email sales@da-desk.com.

View the TRACE and DA-Desk Partnership Announcement here.

Ethics and Reputation Society

TRACE and the Ethics and Reputation Society (“TEID”)

The business community in Turkey is demonstrating its commitment to universal principles of business ethics by joining forces with TRACE, the global leader in anti-bribery compliance solutions, and Ethics and Reputation Society (“TEID”), a non-profit business organization in Istanbul. Companies currently conducting business in Turkey, as well as those planning to invest in the market, now have an opportunity to complete TRACEcertification, the internationally accepted due diligence review that vets, trains and certifies companies for transparency. By giving these companies access to TRACEcertification, TRACE and TEID will help make Turkey businesses competitive in the global market as more and more multinationals demand that their business partners and affiliates complete due diligence procedures and operate in a transparent and ethical manner.

About Ethics and Reputation Society (“TEID”)

Since its founding in 2010, TEID serves as a point of reference for private sector companies seeking guidance on ethics, integrity, and transparent business practices. It seeks to demonstrate that reputation and ethical behavior go hand in hand, and that in order to be competitive, a company must adhere to international principles of commercial transparency.


Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce (HICC)

TRACE and Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce (HICC)

TRACE is partnering with the Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce (HICC) to assist their local and international members with anti-bribery compliance. HICC and its members have made anti-bribery compliance a top priority and through this partnership have access to TRACEcertification, an internationally recognized due diligence review, analysis and approval process administered by TRACE. Together, TRACE and HICC will assist local and international companies as they seek new investment in the U.S. and abroad.

About Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce (HICC)

HICC is a non-profit business organization that supports and facilitates its members’ efforts to expand and promote their global commercial activities. With multiple locations in Houston, Texas, it serves the greater Houston metro area businesses with their local and international commercial needs.

For more information about the HICC, visit www.houstonicc.org.

The International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA)

TRACE and The International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA)

The International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA), a specialized unit of the Basel Institute on Governance, assists companies and other concerned stakeholders in applying joint efforts to tackle shared bribery and corruption risks that they face. Formalized in 2012, the ICCA builds on the Basel Institute’s decade long track record of support to and research into Collective Action initiatives against corruption. The Basel Institute on Governance is an independent not-for-profit competence centre working around the world with the public and private sectors to counter corruption and other financial crimes and to improve the quality of governance.

For more information about the ICCA, visit www.collective-action.com.

Invest in Africa (IIA)

TRACE and Invest in Africa (IIA)

TRACE and Invest in Africa (IIA) are working together to raise anti-bribery compliance and due diligence standards in Kenya and Ghana. Through this partnership, companies registered on IIA’s African Partner Pool (APP) (an online platform that connects local companies to skills, finance and contracts) also have access to TRACEcertification, an internationally recognized business and compliance credential. TRACEcertification establishes that a supplier in the APP has completed a rigorous due diligence review which is based on internationally accepted standards and includes anti-bribery training for the company and its employees. In Kenya, having TRACEcertification is a prerequisite in order for a supplier to obtain a “gold” or “platinum” status with the APP.

About Invest in Africa (IIA)

Invest in Africa (IIA) is a not-for-profit organisation with the vision to create thriving African economies. Working in partnership with both private and public sector companies, IIA works to provide access to skills, markets and finance to local companies in Ghana and Kenya. Their programs support corporate investors by bringing  transparency and efficiency to local procurement in Africa. Visit www.investinafrica.com.

Lithuania Defence and Security Industry Association

TRACE and Lithuanian Defence and Security Industry Association (LDSIA)

TRACE is pleased to partner with the Lithuanian Defence and Security Industry Association (LDSIA) to bring more transparency to this complex sector. Together, TRACE and LDSIA will raise anti-bribery compliance standards among security and defense companies by offering TRACEcertification, a comprehensive due diligence review that meets international requirements, to members of LDSIA at no cost for one year. Completion of TRACEcertification will allow LDSIA members to serve as pre-vetted business partners for multinational companies seeking to do business with suppliers, agents and consultants who share their commitment to commercial transparency.

About Lithuana Defence and Security Industry Association, “Lietuvos gynybos ir saugumo pramones asociacija”

Formed in February 2014, LDSIA aims to protect and represent the interests of its members, who come from all sectors – engineering and construction, research and development, manufacturers, consultants, technology and innovation, and others. They seek cooperation and collaboration with foreign public, private sector, and non-governmental organizations to enhance understanding and facilitate economic development. Through these activities, they hope to advance and strengthen the operations and innovation of the defense and security industries of Lithuania.

Makati Business Club

TRACE and the Makati Business Club

The Makati Business Club (the “MBC”) and TRACE are collaborating to bring transparent business practices to the Philippines business community. The MBC will have exclusive access to TRACEcertification, a comprehensive due diligence review, analysis and approval process that permits member companies of the MBC to own their compliance reports. In addition to making TRACEcertification available to the Philippines business community, TRACE will help to promote the Integrity Initiative, a multisectoral campaign jointly implemented by the MBC and the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) in 2009 which aims to help diminish, if not fully eradicate, corruption in the Philippines and is focused on the development of integrity standards in the business community.

About The Makati Business Club

The Makati Business Club 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 senior business executives representing the largest and most dynamic corporations in the Philippines. 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.

View the TRACE and Makati Business Club Partnership Announcement here.

Pan African Lawyers Union

TRACE and the Pan African Lawyers Union

TRACE engages in 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. The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) is a supporting organization of TRACE and encourages its members and subscribers to obtain a TRAC number to demonstrate their commitment to transparency and good governance.

About PALU 

PAKU is a continental membership forum for African lawyers and lawyers’ associations, which reflects the aspirations and concerns of the African people, and promotes shared interest. Their mission is advancing the law and the legal profession, the rule of law, good governance, human and peoples’ rights and socio-economic development of the African continent.

As a supporting organization and regional partner, PALU works with TRACE to help its corporate and individual members increase their awareness of anti-corruption and integrity issues and obtain an internationally recognized compliance credential.



In pursuit of our mission to advance commercial transparency worldwide, TRACE is working with PYXERA Global to enhance the capabilities of local companies in developing markets to successfully become suppliers to multinational corporations. Recognizing that anti-bribery compliance is an integral part of a capacity building program, TRACE and PYXERA Global are working together to offer TRACEcertification, an internationally recognized due diligence review and compliance credential, to small and medium-sized enterprises worldwide. Through this partnership, suppliers, vendors, distributors, consultants and agents participating in local content development projects led by PXYERA Global will have the opportunity to become TRACE Certified, which includes anti-bribery training.

About PYXERA Global

PYXERA Global is a non-profit organization that has twenty-five years of experience with local content development, global pro bono programs, and integrated community development efforts that transform lives and livelihoods. They design and manage solutions in unique and challenging environments and help local communities engage with each other and the world. With presence on all continents, PYXERA Global strives to connect private and public resources to offer resources that otherwise would not be accessible to local communities worldwide.

    Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I am delighted to start the second panel this morning of the Council on Foreign Relations workshop on the intersection of corruption and U.S. national interests. Today I will be leading the second panel, which is going to deal...
    Recent News Feed 4/6/2017 Read More
    Last week, TRACE held its 13th Forum at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C. Over 100 member companies contributed to a lively and extended exchange of best practices across the two-day event.
    Interestingly, for the first time, men and women were represented in...
    Recent News Feed 4/4/2017 Read More
    After years of struggling with excess capacity and tight profit margins, the breakbulk industry facesa tough competitive climate. In these circumstances, one needs to be careful about any temptation to cut corners. Given the industry’s global characterand high degree...
    Recent News Feed 4/3/2017 Read More
    US government officials have said that when assessing company culture as part of an FCPA investigation, they are looking for much more than just “tone at the top.”
    To read the full article, click here.
    Recent News Feed 3/30/2017 Read More
    A current trend in compliance training is gamification, or adding gaming elements to training modules, to encourage learning and engagement. You don’t have to overhaul your entire training program in order to participate in this trend. Below are three ways to...
    Recent News Feed 3/29/2017 Read More
    On March 7 and 8, General Dynamics, joined by TRACE International and the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, found 150 participants eager to hear about business ethics in Romania, which has been swept by anti-corruption protests in recent months.
    To read the...
    Recent News Feed 3/28/2017 Read More
    A nova “lista do Janot”, derivada das delações premiadas dos executivos da Odebrecht, além de deixar os políticos com as barbas de molho, também deve reforçar uma recente distinção adquirida pelo Brasil: a...
    Recent News Feed 3/23/2017 Read More
    Foreign companies should always maintain close contacts with their local embassies should they need assistance in avoiding extortionate demands. Trade commissions, chambers of commerce and local business councils also may offer support in this domain.
    To read the full...
    Recent News Feed 3/23/2017 Read More
    It is a formula as old as business itself – the bribe, the backhander that greases the wheels of commerce. Rolls-Royce has recently learned to its great cost, however, that nowadays it is also a ticket to massive fines and reputational damage.
    As Brexit...
    Recent News Feed 3/21/2017 Read More
    Corruption-based allegations can be crippling for any company. Compliance in this area of the law is of particular importance to companies who regularly use international consultants and sales representatives, commonly referred to as “intermediaries,” to develop...
    Recent News Feed 3/15/2017 Read More
    These dinner dates aren’t like handing over briefcases filled with money. But it’s an issue, Wrage says, that keeps executives up at night worrying about the consequences of possible wrongdoing.
    How times have changed since November 2001, when Wrage founded...
    Recent News Feed 3/15/2017 Read More
    Anti-bribery enforcement actions increased dramatically on a global scale over the past year, with the extractive industry facing the brunt of that activity.
    Those are just a couple of findings from the 2016 Global Enforcement Report (GER) conducted by anti-bribery...
    Recent News Feed 3/14/2017 Read More
    Heydar Aliyev Prospekti, a broad avenue in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, connects the airport to the city. The road is meant to highlight Baku’s recent modernization, and it is lined with sleek new buildings. The Heydar Aliyev Center, an undulating wave of concrete...
    Recent News Feed 3/13/2017 Read More
    The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is the jewel in the crown of America’s fight against international business bribes and corporate favors. Intended to promote American business and foreign-policy ideals around the world, and give US companies a tool to battle...
    Recent News Feed 3/13/2017 Read More
    Frauen spielen an der Spitze von Sportorganisationen allenfalls eine kleine Rolle. Dabei würde ihre Präsenz den Verbänden mehr als gut tun, sagt Alexandra Wrage von Trace International. Allerdings aus anderen Gründen als man denkt.
    To read the full...
    Recent News Feed 3/7/2017 Read More
    TRACE International has published its latest review of global anti-corruption enforcement, touting a dramatic increase in enforcement last year, led by U.S. authorities.
    Enforcement activity essentially doubled last year, according to the organization’s annual...
    Recent News Feed 3/3/2017 Read More
    Known as an attractive manufacturing hub for labour-intensive and less capital-intensive industries, Vietnam provides trade and investment opportunities for Canadian companies in several sectors including aerospace, agriculture and agri-food, construction and...
    Recent News Feed 3/2/2017 Read More
    Donald Trump has reiterated his promise to reform banking regulation in a meeting with 50 business leaders in Washington this week.Trump told a room of top execs that he still plans to go ahead with overhauling Dodd-Frank – the act brought into existence during the...
    Recent News Feed 3/2/2017 Read More
    Global enforcement actions from bribery charges increased dramatically last year, according to a report released today by TRACE International, an anti-bribery organization.
    To read the full article, click here.
    Recent News Feed 3/2/2017 Read More
    The U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office is reluctant to provide information to investigators in […]
    To read the full article, click here.
    Recent News Feed 3/2/2017 Read More
    A new report by TRACE International finds that enforcement actions against bribing government officials are rising globally. In its 2016 Global Enforcement Report, the anti-bribery organization observes a doubling in US enforcements last year and non-US actions doubled...
    Recent News Feed 3/2/2017 Read More
    TRACE’s annualGlobal Enforcement Report(GER) provides graphic and textual analyses of all known enforcement events (including investigations as well as enforcement actions*) since the first bribery cases were prosecuted in the United States following the enactment of...
    Recent News Feed 3/2/2017 Read More
    There was a sharp rise in both US and non-US foreign bribery enforcement actions in 2016, according to a newly released report by Trace International.
    To read the full article, click here.
    Recent News Feed 3/2/2017 Read More