Israel is the managing partner of the Commercial and Energy Law Practice (CELP). He is also a director at Aspen Energy Nigeria (energy services and consulting group). Prior to his current role at CELP, he served as senior partner for commercial and energy at PAL. Before then, Israel worked in-house in Shell where he provided hands-on legal advice and support to transactions and projects in the upstream, midstream and downstream aspects of Shell’s businesses in Nigeria. Israel is a highly sought after energy lawyer and widely reputed for providing practical and pragmatic solutions and support to clients, based on his extensive legal and commercial knowledge of the petroleum industry in Nigeria. Admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1993, Israel is also a member of the International Bar Association and he holds a Bachelor of Laws, LLB (Hons) from the University of Jos. Israel is an accredited mediator at the London-based Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and a Member (MciArb) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Nigerian Chapter) in the United Kingdom.