VirginieBalusseau

Associate

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Virginie Balusseau assists clients in all stages of criminal proceedings and also provides advice on investigations and compliance matters.

Virginie also has extensive experience in the areas of commercial and civil litigation where she assists clients on issues relating to contract law, sale and distribution, shareholder disputes, industrial risks, and product liability. She regularly appears before civil and commercial courts, representing French and foreign clients in a wide range of industry sectors. She also advises clients on prelitigation issues and expertise proceedings.

Virginie's recent experience includes working with the Banking, Finance & Securities Practice in connection with the so-called "toxic loans" challenged by public sector entities before civil courts.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2007 following an internship with the Firm's litigation group, Virginie trained at several English and French law firms as well as with a major French company.

Experience

Euronext attempts to acquire LCH.Clearnet SA
Jones Day advised Euronext N.V. in its attempted €510 million (US$530 million) all-cash offer to LCH.Clearnet Group Limited and London Stock Exchange Group plc to acquire LCH.Clearnet SA, a leading EMIR-authorized central counterparty serving Euronext's markets, pan-European electronic trading platforms, and OTC markets, which is headquartered in Paris with branches in Amsterdam and Brussels, as well as a representative office in Porto.

Dexia Credit Local defends over 200 financial litigations relating to structured products commercialized to public sector entities
Jones Day is representing Dexia Credit Local in connection with over 200 high profile financial litigations relating to structured products commercialized to public sector entities, advising Dexia on the legal and procedural strategy involving banking and derivative law, lenders' contractual and tort liability, financial services regulation, and public law issues.

Lacoste sold to Maus Frères for €1 billion (US$1.3 billion)
Jones Day advised a group of Lacoste SA family shareholders in their sale of the remaining share capital of Lacoste SA to Maus Frères SA in a deal which valued the French sportswear and fashion maker at €1 billion (US$1.3 billion), 19 times the EBITDA.

French technology consulting and engineering group defends against action brought by former executive in France and Switzerland
Jones Day defends a leading French technology consulting and engineering group in proceedings in France and Switzerland launched by a former executive seeking additional salary payment and purchase of his shares at an excessive price.

Leading French technology consulting and engineering group litigates dispute with former executive and minority shareholders
Jones Day is defending a leading French technology consulting and engineering group in commercial proceedings launched by a former executive and minority shareholders of one of its subsidiaries, claiming indemnification for non-compliance with a shareholders agreement.

French technology consulting and engineering group litigates contractual claims against group of sellers before French courts
Jones Day is representing a leading French technology consulting and engineering group that is claiming damages on the basis of contractual warranties and representations given by sellers under an SPA.

French subsidiary of leading U.S. electronics group seeks indemnification against former supplier and manufacturer of components
Jones Day is representing a French subsidiary of a leading American electronics group in its attempt to obtain indemnification for the abusive termination of commercial relations and unfair competition by a former supplier and manufacturer of components.

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