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.
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
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