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.

  • Irina Abidova
  • Business Licensing Manager

About Irina

Irina Abidova is a business licensing and administration specialist based in Dubai and focused on Caspian Sea regional assignments. She has extensive experience for supporting international projects including a project administrator for Lukoil International Services BV for the West Qurna-2 Gas Turbine Power Plant Project in Iraq between 2013 and 2017 and has lived and worked in Afghanistan and Iraq before relocating to Dubai. Irina is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). She is a fluent Russian and English speaker.