TRACE, a global provider of anti-bribery and third-party compliance solutions, has opened a new Southeast Asia office in Manila to meet the increasing demand for locally delivered anti-bribery compliance services from TRACE members and clients with operations in Asia.
Along with the opening of the Manila office, TRACE and the Makati Business Club have announced a strategic alliance to help bring transparent business practices to the Philippines business community and to promote a global anti-bribery and third-party compliance standard. Together the two organizations will develop integrity standards and provide foreign and local businesses in the Philippines with TRACE certification, and a third-party due diligence tool, TRAC.
The new Southeast Asia office enables TRACE to expand its on-the-ground capability and to offer more specialized training, risk analysis and due diligence services in order to address the heightened compliance demands of its expanding list of members and clients in Asia.
The Manila office is headed by Michelle Juan, who joins TRACE after years of experience working as an attorney at TRACE partner firm, Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles, specializing in corporate and securities law. At the Manila office, Juan will focus on compliance initiatives targeting Asian markets, including risk analysis, consulting, due diligence and training.