Israel A. Aye

Legal Adviser / Company Secretary – African Operations

Israel is a Partner at Sterling Partnership and Co-chair of its Energy Desk. He will be helping with all our legal matters relating to Energy, Oil and Gas in our African operations. Prior to joining Sterling Partnership, Israel provided legal support to major upstream and midstream oil and gas projects while working in-house at Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited. His last role in Shell was Managing Counsel, Downstream. Notably, he was at different times the Shell Legal lead on the Nigerian Gas Master Plan and the Petroleum Industry Bill. Israel has extensive commercial and legal knowledge of the oil and gas business in Nigeria.

In addition to his roles at Sterling Partnership, he is a Director at the Aspen Energy Nigeria (Energy Services and Consulting) Group and faculty member of the International Law Institute-African Centre of Excellence (ILI-ACLE). He is featured in Global Who is Who Legal as a specialist in the Natural Resources, Energy, Oil and Gas sector. An Accredited Mediator, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution U.K (CEDR) and a Member (MCIArb) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, U.K, (Nigerian Chapter), Israel is an authentic communicator.