Michèle Grégoire has extensive experience in business restructuring, banking and financial services, securities, and contract law. She acts on behalf of major listed companies, particularly financial institutions and investment funds in all business sectors.
Michèle is highly recognized for her experience in litigation, including before the Supreme Court, and she is one of only 20 lawyers admitted to the Belgian Supreme Court Bar. She is regularly appointed to assist clients before the Council of State, the Constitutional Court, and the European Court of Justice. She also regularly serves as an arbitrator in national and international cases.
Michèle is a professor at the University of Brussels and the University of Paris II-Panthéon Assas and has served as dean of the law school at the University of Brussels. She is often invited by foreign universities to deliver lectures on global financial operations, cross-border restructurings, international contract law, and complex cross-border judicial and enforcement issues, on which she combines her particular practical experience as lawyer and her deep technical knowledge as professor.
Michèle is author of numerous scientific books on securities, banking and financial law, international insolvency proceedings, business restructuring, and contractual law (including consumer protection). She is a frequent contributor to various publications and speaks on these topics at seminars and conferences.
- Harvard University (Program in negotiation: Mediating Disputes, Harvard Negotiation Institute 2019); University of Brussels (Ph.D. 1991; LL.M. 1983); University of Geneva (Special studies in Swiss law [civil law, guarantees, and insolvency law] 1987)
- Brussels, Paris, and admitted by Royal Decree to the Bar of the Belgian Supreme Court
Chambers Global: recognized as a leader in the fields of banking and finance, private equity, and restructuring (2020) and as a leader in banking and finance (foreign experts) in Belgium (2018)
Best Lawyers: private equity (2015) and "Lawyer of the Year" in Belgium for restructuring (2014)
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