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.