Helal & Fraser International launched to focus on Egypt, North Africa & Mediterranean energy ventures

Egyptian corporate/commercial lawyer, Hadir Helal, partner at Open Chance & Associates Law Firm, and Hugh Fraser, former Head of Legal at Wood, have announced the launch of Helal & Fraser International, a joint venture legal and consulting services firm to focus on energy ventures in Egypt, North Africa and the Mediterranean (ENAM). Announced at the 8th Oil & Gas Convention in Cairo, the JV will benefit from the team resources and network of Hugh Fraser International.

Europe is turning to the #ENAM region to support its energy security and Egypt, the base for the East Mediterranean Gas Forum - EMGF – is emerging as natural gas hub. Deepwater gas exploration and production is driving the country’s economic progress and COP27 highlighted the nation’s energy transition ambitions, focussed on decarbonisation of the petroleum sector and the Green Corridor Initiative, focussed on solar, wind and hydrogen production.

The British University in Egypt and other international R&D specialist centres recently collaborated with the Net Zero Technology Centre in Scotland to produce the Closing the Gap: A Global Perspective (netzerotc.com) specialist report on energy transition technologies.