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 to the energy sector, from oil and gas and nuclear to water and renewables.
We help businesses establish a presence in the Middle East, the Mediterranean and North Africa (MENA), 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 project 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.”