In a nutshell, we provide specialist legal and consulting services for international business ventures of clients with advanced technologies in developing high growth markets in the oil & gas, renewables, power & water sectors.

Our focus in 2019 is on ventures in the Middle East, Mediterranean & North Africa (MENA), India and South East Asia (ASEAN) developing high growth markets. These regions contain many of the territories where the highest growth in global demand for energy and water resources is anticipated over the next 5 to 10 years.

Specific opportunities are anticipated for subsea oil and gas, offshore wind, LNG, solar, nuclear life extension and decommissioning, energy efficiency, energy storage, greenhouse gas sequestration, desalination and waste-water treatment and recycling expertise and technologies.

International business ventures can be structured in a variety of ways:

  • Direct export sales
  • Technology licensing
  • Collaboration and alliance arrangements
  • Agency & distributorships
  • Joint venture companies
  • Acquisitions
  • New overseas business establishments.

We support all of these initiatives and variations on these themes.

Our scope of services will vary from mandate to mandate. This may comprise or include:

  • Legal advice and opinions
  • Consultancy
  • Due diligence
  • Deal-making
  • Contracts
  • Business licensing and registration
  • Dispute resolution.

No two mandates are identical and we aim to be flexible and versatile.

Internationalisation Specialist Legal Services

We also provide Internationalisation Specialist Legal Services via HFI Legal Consultancy in Scotland and/or our network of in-country law firms throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, including:-

  • Contracts
  • Legal Advice and Opinions
  • Legal Compliance and Due Diligence Reviews and Audits
  • Sanctions and Trade Regulations
  • Dispute Resolution

Internationalisation Consultancy Solutions

HFI’s specialist Internationalisation Consultancy Solutions services support both the planning and implementation of our clients’ international business expansion assignments, including:-

  • Local partner due diligence, selection, commercial terms negotiation, trouble-shooting and termination management;
  • Sourcing of international business expansion finance;
  • Advising on business registrations and licensing including obtaining special approvals and consents and advising on in-country value and local content requirement;
  • Structuring of commercial terms for joint ventures and technology licensing arrangements; and
  • Transaction services in relation to overseas acquisitions, divestments and restructurings.