Blaize Vance

Fasken - South Africa

Regional Managing Partner for Africa


+27 11 586 6067

Highly regarded


Bar admissions:

England & Wales
South Africa


South Africa

Practice areas:

Banking and finance
Project development
Project finance

Industry sectors:


Blaize Vance is the Regional Managing Partner for Africa. His legal practice focuses on major energy, infrastructure and mining projects, with particular emphasis on coal, gas and renewable energy projects and he has had extensive involvement with business rescue, distressed debt and debt restructuring for banks and financiers throughout Africa.
Having led the firm's legal teams on a number of base-load, renewable and peaking energy projects, negotiated and prepared finance contracts, projects contracts, power purchase agreements, wheeling agreements, gas supply agreements and implementation agreements, he has demonstrated his in-depth industry knowledge and leadership qualities. Blaize has also structured the financing of a number of cross-border transactions in Africa and advised on the tax aspects of these transactions.

  • Advising the lenders, developers, borrowers, sponsors and contractors for energy and power projects in Africa;
  • Advising on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme in South Africa;
  • Advising international bond holders on distressed debt restructuring.

  • Banking and Finance
  • Tax
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Investment Funds
  • Restructuring and Insolvency

  • Energy
  • Mining
  • Banking 
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Infrastructure 
  • Construction and materials
  • Transport

South Africa, 1996

England and Wales, 2009   

LLM, Tax, University of Witwatersrand, 2000

LLB, University of Natal, 1995

BA, English, Political Philosophy, Industrial Sociology, University of Cape Town, 1991