England & Wales
Banking and finance
Energy and infrastructure
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.
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