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Highly regarded


Bar admissions:




Practice areas:

Private equity
Project development
Project finance

Industry sectors:

Government and public policy
Natural resources
Oil and gas
Real estate

Israel is Partner at and Co-chair of the Sterling Partnership Energy Desk, Director of the Sterling ADR Centre and Faculty Member of Sterling Executive Training Institute. In addition to his roles at Sterling Partnership, he is also a Director with the Aspen Energy Nigeria Group and faculty member of the International Law Institute-African Centre of Excellence. Israel has been named by Who’s Who Legal annual ratings as one of the world’s leading experts in energy and natural resources legal practice consecutively since 2012. He is also listed in the 2015 edition of the Chambers and Partners Legal Award as a leading lawyer in oil and gas legal practice area.

• Advised the National Oil Company in a two-phased Pre-export Financing arrangement valued at 1.5 Billion US Dollars;

• Advised an international independent energy company in a Gas to Power project in Nigeria with a 20 year term valued at approximately 480 Billion US dollars;

• Advised an international energy company in a gas transportation arrangement with an off-taker through the Nigerian Gas Company valued at approximately 250 Billion US Dollars;

• Advising the Centenary City Project in Nigeria, a Smart-City Real Estate project with the Emaar Group as developer valued at 50 Billion US Dollars;

• Advising a global consortium actively involved in oil and gas sector in Nigerian and the West African sub region, in providing legal support in respect of gas processing, sales and purchase arrangements with the Nigerian subsidiary of an International Oil Major and an indigenous fertilizer company. The project is projected to be about 80 Billion US Dollars.

• Banking

• M&A


• Private equity funds

• Project finance

• Energy

• Government and public policy

• Natural resources

• Oil and gas

• Real estate

Solicitor - Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria

Member - Nigeria Bar Association

Member - International Bar Association

Member - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK

B.L. Nigerian Law School (1993)

LLB (Hons) University of Jos, Nigeria (1992)