HFI is an independent consulting and legal services firm that can give businesses with ambition to expand in international markets a competitive edge. We work with firms focused on delivering advanced technology in the energy and water sectors, including subsea oil and gas, offshore wind, carbon capture, power systems and desalination.

We support new business ventures in the Middle East, East Mediterranean, India and South East Asia (ASEAN) – territories that will create the highest global demand for energy and water resources over the next decade – and support with the re-positioning of existing ventures.

Our highly experienced network of in-field advisors can demonstrate a successful track record: they provide a personalised service focused on solutions and results, which adds value and deliveries efficiencies. They understand that a one-size-fits-all approach does not exist, that each assignment is unique.

HFI is headed up by managing partner Hugh Fraser, a Scottish lawyer with extensive experience in helping firms realise ambitious internationalisation plans.

“When I launched HFI I wanted to create a firm with a core vision centred around clients. I wanted to establish a firm that was committed to strong business ethics, investment in people and long-term client and business relationships – and that is what HFI has become.

“The firm has its origins in the North Sea oil and gas industry, helping firms from that sector to establish a foothold in the Middle East. But, many years later, the scope of what we provide is much greater: our clients are embracing opportunities to diversify into new forms of energy in challenging territories.

“The Middle East has been a key region for HFI and its clients, and as we enter a new era for energy, we turn our focus to exciting prospects in MENA, India and ASEAN – areas which will see significant uplift in energy demand – while also keeping an eye firmly on the future and identifying emerging markets.

“Our team of worldwide consultants – with the diplomacy and language skills to critical to international business – has acted on hundreds of business expansion projects over the years. We look forward to continuing to be a trusted source as we support innovative, adaptable – and brave – clients as they rise to the challenge that climate change, globalisation and new technologies bring.”