Governance Latam (Argentina)
Three years ago, MACN members agreed to establish a collective action to promote the reform of the vessel clearance process for loading grain in Argentina, which had been flagged as an issue by MACN members. MACN partnered with Governance Latam—a local law firm and well-recognized integrity champion—to drive this effort.
Governance Latam has been MACN's “voice on the ground”, engaging with authorities, local stakeholders, and industry players. Governance Latam has been responsible for the training of relevant stakeholders, including inspectors, government officials and port agents.
Governance Latam specializes in the design, implementation and evaluation of governance and compliance structures within both the public and private sectors.
Contact: Fernando Basch
The Convention on Business Integrity (Nigeria)
The Convention on Business Integrity (CBi) is MACNs local partner in Nigeria.
CBi was established in 1997 with the mission of promoting ethical business practices, transparency, and fair competition in the private and public sectors. Signatories of the Convention undertake to observe the values of the Code of Business Integrity, both within their own organizations and in their dealings with customers and partners.
CBi is responsible for MACN's training program for port officials. The training serves as one important element of MACN's port integrity project in Nigeria. CBi also assists in escalating issues to senior government officials and tom the project steering committee appointed to drive the port integrity project forward.
Contact: Soji Apampa
MACN is proud to work with HFW, a leading international law firm. HFW supports MACN with advice and guidance on capacity building in the maritime industry——a key priority of MACN's strategy.
HFW has over 500 lawyers working across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, and has a strong platform to support maritime players on regulatory and compliance issues, including international trade sanctions, export controls, customs and anti-corruption legislation.
HFW supports MACN with input and guidance to MACN's tool development, which in turn supports members' individual implementation of anti-corruption compliance programs. HFW also provides ad-hoc advice on governance and on MACN’s organizational setup and framework.
Contact: Daniel Martin.