Taisa Markus

Partner, New York

Biography

Overview

Taisa is a partner in the Firm's Capital Markets practice in New York. Her practice focuses on cross-border securities offerings, cross-border bank finance and M&A, restructurings and general securities law matters. Taisa has significant experience representing both financial institutions and issuers particularly in the Latin American and European capital markets. She also has in-depth knowledge of Tier 1 and Tier 2 capital securities across jurisdictions.

Industry press consistently recognizes Taisa as a leading lawyer for capital markets involving Latin American issuers. She is ranked for Banking & Finance and Capital Markets by Chambers Latin America, Chambers Global and as a Foreign Expert in Chambers USA. Taisa is also recognized in Latinvex as one of the top 100 lawyers specializing in Latin America.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Education
JD
University of Illinois College of Law
BS
Loyola University, Chicago
Languages
English
French
Italian
Portuguese
Spanish
Ukrainian

Experience

Her key recent transactions include:

Representation of Telefónica Celular del Paraguay S.A., the leading provider of cellular phone services and a wholly owned subsidiary of Millicom International on the issuance of US$300 million of its 5.875% senior unsecured notes due 2027 in the Rule 144A/Reg S markets and the exchange offer for any and all of  its 6.750% senior unsecured notes due 2022.

Representation of BBVA Securities, as arranger, in a multi-currency US$300 million loan facility to Latin American finance subsidiaries of a multi-national entity.

Representation of Alpha Holding, S.A. de C.V., a leading Mexican non-bank financial institution, in its inaugural international high yield bond offering.*

Representation of the initial purchasers in the IPO of Jose Cuervo, the world's largest tequila maker, which raised in excess of US$900 million.*

Representation of Grupo Kaltex, a leading Mexican textile manufacturer, in its US$320 million inaugural high yield bond offering.*

Representation of Cemig GT, a leading Brazilian electricity utility, in its US$1 billion inaugural high yield bond offering.*

Representation of the underwriters in the US$200 million offering of high yield bonds by a Mexican microfinance lender.*

Representation of the dealers in various Rule 144A note issuances by leading Scandinavian financial institutions.*

*Experience prior to joining White & Case

Speaking Engagements

"Women's Hemispheric Network Conference – American Society/Council of Americas," October 17, 2019, Panelist

Awards and Recognition

Leading Individual, Capital Markets and Banking and Finance, Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America, 2018

Latin America's Top 100 Female Lawyers, Latinvex, 2013 – 2018

GC Powerlist, Mexico, The Legal 500