VirginieBalusseau

Counsel

Paris + 33.1.56.59.39.57

Focusing on criminal law and commercial litigation, Virginie Balusseau has been advising major French and international companies for more than 10 years in complex prelitigation and litigation proceedings for business sectors such as energy and banking. She regularly assists companies and executives in preliminary investigations and judicial inquiries.

Virginie also has experience in internal investigations in corruption cases and in compliance programs under the Sapin II Law. In particular, she assisted a major French company in the various phases of a major internal investigation into corruption of international public officials.

Virginie regularly pleads before criminal, civil, and commercial courts. She also has experience in judicial and civil enforcement proceedings.

Experience

  • Euronext attempts to acquire LCH.Clearnet SAJones 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 entitiesJones 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 SwitzerlandJones 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 shareholdersJones 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 courtsJones 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 componentsJones 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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