Hugh Fraser International (HFI)
HFI is a specialist professional services firm led by Hugh Fraser, a Scottish corporate/energy lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in the international energy sector.
Hugh’s career has spanned the Scottish power sector, the North Sea and international oil and gas industry as Group Head of Legal at John Wood Group PLC, Middle East Managing Partner of the USA law firm Andrews Kurth Kenyon and the establishment of HFI as a leading independent energy specialist law firm in the Middle East. He is a member of the GlobalScot “trade ambassador” network.
We support clients to establish, expand and divest their international businesses through strategic, value-added consulting and legal services, combining specialist know-how, connections, local partners and execution expertise.
Our focus is on ventures which combine advanced energy technology and know-how with opportunities in the key territories of the Middle East region including joint ventures, acquisitions and divestments.
Our clients are principally private equity-backed companies driving the energy transition and we are recognised as a trusted, market-leading independent practice with a proven track record of over 20 years of driving international ventures.
We have close connections with the Energy Industries Council (EIC), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), Global Underwater Hub (GUH), Society of Underwater Technology (SUT), DeepWind Cluster and the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute.