In a nutshell, we provide specialist legal services and consultancy for international business ventures. We work with clients that offer advanced technologies across the energy mix and that want to establish a presence – or re-launch an existing venture – in the Middle East region and in the surrounding regions: East Mediterranean and North Africa, Caspian, India and East Africa.

We support businesses that want to grow their presence in sectors such as subsea and oceanology; advanced appraisal, drilling, completion and intervention services; offshore renewables; power systems; carbon capture schemes and desalination projects.

We provide support to internationalise in a variety of ways, including:

  • Bridgehead Ventures
  • Technology licensing
  • Collaboration and alliance arrangements
  • Joint venture companies
  • Acquisitions
  • New overseas business establishments

Our scope of services will vary from mandate to mandate – we aim to be flexible and versatile and mindful that no two mandates are the same - but typically may include:

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

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.