Dr. Ngozi Chinwa Ole (Ngozi) brings cutting-edge expertise in the energy sector, having served global leaders and overseen market-defining projects across every facet of the energy industry. Ngozi is a Senior Legal Consultant with the Primus Grace LP Energy, Environment and Natural resources Law, Regulatory Compliance and Dispute Resolution Practice Groups. She brings on board an invaluable wealth of experience in the legal services industry, having practiced for a considerable number of years with leading commercial law firms in Africa, the United Kingdom and Europe. She enjoys acting for clients in very complex energy-related transactions, particularly those relating to climate change funding/financing, policies, laws and regulations. She is highly regarded by clients, peers/contemporaries and regulators as a thought leader in the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Law, having authored peer reviewed publications in leading academic journals and publishers. Some of these leading academic journals and publishers are:
Ngozi offers consultancy services on renewable and clean energy projects to public institutions, private organizations, clean-energy oriented companies, private-equity firms, start-ups, and international agencies or other government institutions or stakeholders. She enjoys providing legal support on some aspects of the oil and gas value chain, particularly, in relation to decommissioning which she has written on extensively. Ngozi also advises clients on cutting-edge corporate and commercial transactions. She enjoys providing legal opinion and representation to clients in landmark commercial disputes, particularly, alternative dispute resolution (with preference for Arbitration and Negotiation).
Ph.D. Thesis (Published)
Peer Reviewed Articles
CONFERENCE PAPER PRESENTATIONS
(a) Ngozi Chinwa Ole, ‘The Financial Mechanism of the International Climate Change Regime and Renewable Energy in Nigeria: An analysis of Relationship’, A paper presented at the Aberdeen Nigeria’s Researchers Conference, Fraser Noble Building, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 3rd October 2016.
(b) Ngozi Chinwa Ole, ‘Combating Electricity Poverty in Nigeria through Off-grid Renewable Electricity Technology: The Role of Developed Member State Support’, A paper presented at the University of Aberdeen Post Graduate Research Conference, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 5th October 2016.
(c) Ngozi Chinwa Ole, ‘The Role of the Paris Agreement International Climate Change Agreement 2015 in Supporting the Development of Nigeria’s Renewable Energy’, A paper presented at the University of Aberdeen/Robert Gordon Post Graduate Research Conference, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 21 November 2016.
(d) Ngozi Chinwa Ole, ‘How to Write a Legal Dissertation’, A paper presented at the Speakeasy Conference, School of Law, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 10th July 2016.
(e) Ngozi Chinwa Ole, ‘The Paris Climate Change Agreement 2015 as a Primer for Developing Nigerian Off-grid Solar Electricity’, Public International Law Group Academic Seminar, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 8th February 2017.
(f) Ngozi Chinwa Ole, ‘The Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN): A Springboard for Legal Career Development’, AIPN Academic Symposuim, Scotland, United Kingdom, 4th February 2018.
(g) Ngozi Chinwa Ole and Bukola Ruth Akinbola, ‘Database for Law Teachers: Planning and Management Issues’, Nigerian Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference 2019, 3rd July 2019.
(h) Ngozi Chinwa Ole, ‘The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Framework: Hotspots and Challenges for Environmentally Friendly Energy’, African Centre of Excellence for Water and Environmental Research (ACEWATER), Academic Symposuim, November 2019.
(i) Ngozi Chinwa Ole, ‘Towards the Implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement in Nigeria: Opportunities and Challenges for the Network of University Legal Aid Institutions’, NULAI Nigeria 2nd African Clinical Legal Education Colloquim, American University of Nigeria, Yola, Adamawa State.
INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL HUMANITARIAN ENGAGEMENTS
2018 President, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), University of
Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
2017-Present United Peace Federation, International Ambassador for Peace, Women and Child Rights Division
2001- 2006 Child Rights Implementation Officer and Ambassador, Nigerian Children’s Parliament,
National Ministry of Women Affairs, Abuja, Nigeria
2001- 2006 Member, State Committee on Child Rights Implementation, Ebonyi State of Nigeria
2001- 2005 Member, National Advocacy Group for the Passage of the Child Rights Act 2003, Nigeria
2004- 2006 Member, National Working Group on Child Rights Act Implementation, Nigeria
2005 Program Associate and Co-Official Host, UNICEF/FGN National Children’s Day Conference held in Abuja, Nigeria
2004 Program Associate and Co-Official Host, ISPCAN/ ANPPCAN 4th African Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect 2004 held in the Enugu State of Nigeria