Blaize Vance

Partner | Managing Partner, South Africa

Inanda Greens
54 Wierda Road West
Sandton2196

South Africa

Blaize Vance is the Regional Managing Partner for South Africa. Blaize's legal practise focuses on major energy, infrastructure and mining projects, with emphasis on coal, gas and renewable energy projects. Blaize is also involved in business rescue, distressed debt and debt restructuring for banks and financiers throughout Africa.

Blaize has led the firm's legal teams on a number of base-load, renewable and peaking energy projects and has negotiated and prepared finance contracts, projects contracts, power purchase agreements, wheeling agreements, gas supply agreements and implementation agreements. Blaize has also structured the financing of a number of cross-border transactions in Africa and advised on the tax aspects of the transactions.

Education

  • LLM, University of Witwatersrand, 2000, Tax
  • LLB, University of Natal, 1995
  • BA, University of Cape Town, 1991, English, Political Philosophy, Industrial Sociology

Year of Call

South Africa, England and Wales