Traprain has particular expertise in dealing with Alliances and similar collaborative arrangements, expertise accrued over many years of establishing and working within this type of business agreement. 

The senior consultants within the Traprain Network have been involved in Alliances as advisors, managers and Alliance Board Members in many industries.  Several were involved in the earliest days of Alliancing in the North Sea oil & gas industry, and have also worked in the petrochemical industry, defence, social housing and elsewhere.  The experience extends beyond the United Kingdom to other countries where Alliancing has become established.

Traprain can help set up Alliancing or Partnering arrangements; advise on where they are appropriate and the commercial structures to be used and help negotiate or manage these complex but beneficial arrangements. The advice relates not only to the contractual and management structure, but also the types of financial incentive arrangements to be used, and the day to day approach to making the arrangement work. The advice will always be practical, based on real experience, not on text-book learning.