From legal support on new business licensing to the constructive resolution of disputes between international partners, our team has a wealth of experience across a range of different specialisms, in addition to the diplomacy and language skills needed for international assignments.

Over many years of experience combined, our team has built-up an enviable and ever-expanding network of industry connections and contacts. Our legal specialists are complemented by a panel of trusted industry advisors, brought in to support HFI and its clients on a case by case basis.

  • Hugh Fraser
  • Managing Partner

About Hugh

Hugh is a Scottish corporate/commercial lawyer, originally from Aberdeen, based in the Middle East for 16 years and with over 25 years of experience in the international energy industry.

He was the Managing Partner of the Middle East office of Andrews Kurth Kenyon law firm (2013-2017), founder and Managing Partner of Hugh Fraser International Legal Consultancy (2003-2013) and the former Group Head of Legal at John Wood Group PLC (1996-2003). He established HFI Consulting International in August 2017 including the re-launch of HFI Legal Consultancy. He has extensive experience in international business expansion initiatives for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for clients with advanced technology and know-how in the energy and water sectors. Hugh is on the Middle East advisory panel for the UK’s Energy Industries Council. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Energy Institute and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE). He was appointed to the Scottish Enterprise GlobalScot international business advisory network in May 2017.