Israel Aye is managing partner and co-chair of the energy desk at Primera Africa Legal. In addition to his roles at Primera Africa Legal, 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), where he provides training on oil and gas contracting for participants from around Africa. 

He has featured in Who’s Who Legal as a specialist in the natural resources, energy, oil and gas sector since 2012 and is an accredited mediator, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution UK (CEDR) and a member (MCIArb) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK and Nigerian Chapter).

Prior to joining Sterling Partnership in 2010, Israel was in-house in Shell Nigeria for over a decade. While in Shell, he provided hands-on legal advice and support to transactions and projects in the upstream, midstream and downstream aspects of Shell’s business in Nigeria.