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Blaize  Vance

Blaize Vance

Partner | Managing Partner, South Africa Fasken
Jurisdiction England and Wales, 2009 | South Africa, 1996
Language(s) English, Afrikaans
Office(s) Johannesburg

Blaize Vance is the Regional Managing Partner for Africa. Blaize's legal practice 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 these transactions.

  • Chambers & Partners, Chambers & Partners 2018
  • Legal 500 EMEA, The Legal 500 Europe Middle East & Africa 2013 to 2018
  • IFLR 1000, IFLR 1000 2017
2018 Chambers & Partners Chambers & Partners Recognised by Chambers & Partners as a leading lawyer within the field of Projects & Energy. Clients quoted as saying Blaize is an "excellent deal maker" and his "skills are".
2013 to 2018 The Legal 500 Europe Middle East & Africa Legal 500 EMEA Recognised by Legal 500 EMEA as a "power specialist" within the field of Projects and Infrastructure and noted as having "excellent business acumen and industry knowledge" in Banking and Finance (2013 - 2018 editions).
2017 IFLR 1000 IFLR 1000 Recognised by IFLR 1000 as a leading lawyer in Energy, Mining and Project Finance (2017 edition).


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

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of England & Wales
  • Member, Law Society of the Northern Provinces


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