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:

  • Journal of Energy and Natural Resource Law published by the Oxford University Press on behalf of Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.
  • International Energy Law Review.
  • Thomson Reuters (Sweet & Maxwell).
  • African Journal of International Energy, Environmental Law and Policy.
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Law Intelligence (OGEL).
  • Journal of Public and International Law.
  • University of Aberdeen Press, Scotland, United Kingdom.
  • Princeton Publishers
  • International Journal of Sociology and Humanities.
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University Journal of International Law and Jurisprudence.
  • Springer Nature (The Netherlands).

 

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).

 

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapters

  1. Ngozi Chinwa Ole and others, ‘Decommissioning Oil and Gas Installations: The Challenge of Residual Liability’ in Eduardo G Pereira (ed), Current Trends and Practises in the Decommissioning and Abandonment Initiatives in the Oil and Gas Industry (in Press)
  2. Dickson Omukoro and Ngozi Chinwa Ole, ‘Preliminary Issues in Oil and Gas Law’ in Ogwezzy Micheal C and others (eds), Laws on Oil and Gas Law Exploration in Nigeria: Essays in Honour of Austin Avuru (Princeton Publishers 2020) 1.
  3. Ngozi Chinwa Ole and Dickson Omukoro, ‘Decommissioning of Offshore Oil and Gas Installations in Nigeria: An Analysis of Current and Emerging Governance Practise’ in Ogwezzy Micheal C and others (eds), Laws on Oil and Gas Law Exploration in Nigeria: Essays in Honour of Austin Avuru (Princeton Publishers 2020) 509.

 

 

Ph.D. Thesis (Published)

  1. Ngozi Chinwa Ole, The Role of Law in Improving Access to Electricity through Off-grid Renewable Electricity in Nigeria (2018 University of Aberdeen Press) ISNI: 0000 0004 7432 0242

 

Peer Reviewed Articles

  1. Ngozi Chinwa Ole, ‘The Nigerian Electricity Governance Framework: Hotspots and Challenges for Off-grid Renewable Electricity Development’ (in press) Journal of Energy and Natural Resource Law
  2. Ngozi Chinwa Ole, ‘The Challenge of Inclusion and Empowerment of People with Disability in Nigeria: Whither the Law’ (in press) Journal of Public and International Law
  3. Ngozi Chinwa Ole, ‘The Role of Renewable Energy Law 2005 in supporting the development of Off-grid Renewable Electricity in China’ (2019) 5 International Energy Law Review 132 (Thomson Reuters, Published by Sweet and Maxwell)
  4. Ngozi Chinwa Ole and Bukola Ruth Akinbola, ‘Addressing the Capacity Deficiency in the Nigerian Off-grid Renewable Electricity Sector: The Place of the International Climate Change Regime’ (2019) 2 Redeemer’s University Law Journal 17
  5. Ngozi Chinwa Ole, ‘Review of Eduardo G Pereira and Tonje P. Gormley (eds), Local Content for the International Petroleum Industry’ (2019) 12 Journal of World Energy Law and Business 198 (AIPN, Published by Oxford University Press UK)
  6. Ibiere Helen Jumbo and Ngozi Chinwa Ole, ‘A Critical Appraisal of the Nigerian Offshore Risk Governance Regime: Post Macondo’ (2019) 3 African Journal of International Energy, Environmental Law and Policy
  7. Ngozi Chinwa Ole, ‘The Paris Agreement 2015 as a Primer for the Development of Nigerian Off-grid Solar Electricity Technologies’ (2018) 26(3) African Journal of International and Comparative Law 426 (SOAS London, Published by Edinburgh University Press UK)
  8. Juliet Komugisa and Ngozi Chinwa Ole, ‘Ugandan Legal Framework on Decommissioning Fund: Is There an Achilles Heel, and Can Lessons from the UK Help?’ (2018) 16(2) Oil, Gas and Energy Law Intelligence 1 (MAXI UK)
  9. Ngozi Chinwa Ole, ‘Examining the Legal Framework on Financial Securities for Decommissioning in Nigeria’ (2017) 15(1) Oil, Gas and Energy Law Intelligence 1 (MAXI Uk)
  10. Ngozi Chinwa Ole, ‘Combating Electricity Poverty through Off-grid Renewable: The Role of Developed Member Financial Support under the International Climate Change Agreement’ (2017) 2(1) International Journal of Sociology and Humanities 1
  11. Ngozi Chinwa Ole and Haman Faga, ‘Assessing the Impact of the Brent Spar Incident on the Decommissioning Regime in the North East Atlantic’ (2017) 3(2) University of Hasanuddin Law Review 141
  12. Haman Faga and Ngozi Chinwa Ole, ‘Limits of Copyright Protection in Contemporary Nigeria: Re-Examining the Relevance of the Nigerian Copyright Act in Today’s Digital and Computer Age’ (2011) 2 Nnamdi Azikiwe University Journal of International Law and Jurisprudence 212

 

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

 

Education

  • PhD Energy & Environmental Law, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom.
  • LL.M Oil & Gas Law (Commendation Honours), University of Aberdeen, Scotland
  • B.L. Barrister-at-Law (Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria)
  • LL.B. Bachelor of Law (First Class Honours), Ebonyi State University, Nigeria

 

Expertise

  • Energy and Natural resources Law (Clean Energy Funding Inclusive)
  • Environment Law (Climate Change Law, Policy, Regulation, Funding and Financing)
  • Mining, Power and Utilities
  • International Investment Arbitration
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • General Dispute Resolution
  • Policy, Law and Regulation