Autumn of the Republic
An enormous trade conglomerate composed mostly of corporations and smaller commercial entities, with lobbyists and a commercial fleet. The Commerce Guild represents many of the best-known companies in the Republic, and enables many smaller companies to join in for protection and legal representation. The Guild is dedicated to making sure everybody has a seat at the table.
One of the sponsors of the Outer Expansion Zone project that ended up virtually enslaving its colonists and strip-mining its worlds, the Guild is now scrambling to rebuild its reputation.
While the Commerce Guild as appears in Attack of the Clones is on the side of the Separatists, this era’s Guild is more morally vague — concerned with profit, yes, but also providing goods and services to planets across the galaxy, and enabling smaller companies to be fairly represented in the Republic.