About TRACE Partnerships

TRACE Partnerships

TRACE Partner Firms

TRACE partners with over 100 law firms around the world, representing more than 150 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 is a social enterprise based in London that 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 commercial transparency, AHL encourages its members and partners to obtain a TRACE Registered Access Code (TRAC) and/or to complete TRACEcertification.



DA-Desk is an independent provider of port cost management services to the shipping industry and works with TRACE to assist the agents and suppliers of vessel operating companies with their 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.


Ethics and Reputation Society

Ethics and Reputation Society (“TEID”) is a non-profit business organization in Istanbul. To help Turkish businesses gain a competitive edge in the global marketplace, TEID encourages its members to complete TRACEcertification.


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. TRACE supports the work of the ICCA through the sharing of tools, knowledge and resources.  


The International Trade Administration (ITA)

The International Trade Administration (ITA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce works with its Strategic Partners in support of ITA’s mission to strengthen the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promote trade and investment, and ensure fair trade through the rigorous enforcement of our trade laws and agreements. Partnership activities help to grow the U.S exporter base, educate the public about the benefits of international trade, and increase awareness of ITA and other government resources available to assist exporters and investors.

Invest in Africa (IIA)

Invest in Africa (IIA) is a not-for-profit organization with the vision to create prospering African economies. Companies registered on IIA’s African Partner Pool (APP), an online platform that connects local companies to skills, finance and contracts, are encouraged to complete TRACEcertification to help raise anti-bribery and due diligence standards in Africa.


Lithuania Defence and Security Industry Association

The Lithuanian Defence and Security Industry Association (LDSIA) works with TRACE to bring more transparency to the aerospace and defense industry. Members of LDSIA receive preferential pricing for TRACEcertification.


Makati Business Club

The Makati Business Club (MBC) is a non-profit business association acting as a forum of constructive ideas to address the socio-economic issues of the Philippines. Members of MBC receive preferential pricing for TRACEcertification.


Norwegian Shipowners Association

The Norwegian Shipowners Association (NSA) is a trade and employment association for Norwegian companies in the shipping and offshore service industry. TRACE offers discounted TRACE due diligence to NSA members in support of its Shipping and Maritime Initiative, aimed at developing practical and innovative compliance solutions for the shipping industry.


Pan African Lawyers Union

The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) 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. PALU encourages its members and subscribers to obtain a TRAC number to demonstrate their commitment to transparency and good governance.



RightShip is the world's leading maritime risk management & environmental assessment organization. Through its partnership with TRACE, Rightship offers vessel owners a compliance rating. The compliance rating of vessel owners aims to increase commercial transparency and reduce risk to charterers. The rating is determined by the results of a comprehensive due diligence review on the vessel owner which includes sanctions screening and is administered by TRACE.


Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance

The Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance (UNIC) is an initiative for businesses that want to work transparently. UNIC was established on 19 May 2017 by the Business Ombudsman Council with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. UNIC aims to unite responsible companies in Ukraine and to promote the idea of doing business ethically by conducting educational events, developing policies and programmes, assessing members’ level of compliance annually. UNIC comprises of 61 Ukrainian and international companies with more than 99,829 employees all over the country and located in 54 cities of Ukraine. UNIC members receive preferential pricing for TRACEcertification and TASA: TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation®.