About HFI

Introduction to HFI

HFI specialises in the planning and execution of international business expansion projects and assignments. We focus on clients with advanced technology and know-how in the energy and water sectors for whom internationalisation, innovation and diversification are key drivers. We source, combine and deploy de-centralised resources drawn from our core team, an international pool of specialist consultants and in-country professional advisors for each relevant territory on a best fit basis for the project or assignment in hand.

The business was founded by Hugh Fraser, a member of the GlobalScot network, former Group Head of Legal at John Wood Group in Aberdeen and former Managing Partner for the Middle East office of Andrews Kurth Kenyon law firm from Houston, who has been based in the MENA region for 15 years. HFI and its predecessor businesses have represented listed companies, private equity and venture capital backed groups and private owner managed businesses in their business expansion plans since 2003.

HFI comprises three integrated businesses:-

HFI Legal Consultancy which provides corporate and commercial legal services and which is based in Aberdeen and with affiliates offices around the world including the USA, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Singapore;

HFI Bridgehead Energy Consultants which provides specialist international business development services and which is based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates; and

HFI Corporate Services which provides specialist international business licensing and registration services and which is also based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

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Why Work With HFI?

Our core values and strengths offer our clients the following key advantages:


Middle East

Saudi Arabia Consulting and Legal Services Offices (in association with Al Shamlany Law Firm)

Level 22, Al Hugayet Tower, King Fahd Road, Al Khobar

Al Khobar
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Tel +966 13 845 4200

Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Consulting and Corporate Services Regional Office

Level 54, Almas Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, DMCC Free Zone

United Arab Emirates


Tel +971 (0)4 383 5404

Abu Dhabi Representative Office

Level 36, Etihad Towers Tower 3, Corniche Road

Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates


Tel +971 (0)2 409 3100

North West Europe

UK Consulting and Legal Services Office

Cirrus Building, 6 International Avenue, ABZ Business Park, Dyce Drive, AB21 0BH 

United Kingdom


Tel +44 (0)1224 920041

Netherlands Consulting Services Office

Zuidplein 36, H-Toren, 1077 XV



Tel +31 20 799 7800

Norway Representative Office

Bedriftsveien 20, 4313 Sandnes, Norway

Opening on 1st April 2018

South East Asia

Singapore Consulting and Legal Services Offices (represented by Peter Doraisamy LLC)

10-02 RB Capital Building, 22 Malacca Street, Singapore 048980



Tel +65 6220 0325

East Mediterranean & North Africa

Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Legal Services Regional Office (in association with Selouan Law Firm)

Level 2, Louis Vuitton Building, Allenby Street, Central Business District



Tel +961 (0)19 57 573