Hugh Fraser is a Scottish corporate/commercial lawyer, originally from Aberdeen, based in the Middle East for 20 years and with extensive experience in the international energy industry. Hugh’s career has spanned the Scottish power sector, the North Sea and international oil and gas industry as Group Head of Legal at John Wood Group PLC, Middle East Managing Partner of the USA law firm Andrews Kurth Kenyon and the establishment of HFI as a leading independent energy specialist law firm in the Middle East.
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 is a member of the GlobalScot “trade ambassador” network.