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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.


  • AIP acquires Aluminium BelgiumJones Day advised American Industrial Partners in the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Aluminium Belgium BV, the parent company which owns Aluminium Duffel, from Ecnavla 8 UK Ltd.
  • EIC acquires assets of CG Power Systems BelgiumJones Day advised Electrical Industries Company (EIC) in the acquisition of the production activities from the assets of the bankrupt estate of CG Power Systems Belgium.
  • Fédération Bancaire Française and French Banks seek advice in drafting FBF collateral documentationJones Day assisted Fédération Bancaire Française (FBF) and French Banks with drafting FBF collateral documentation which complies with variation margin and initial margin requirements as set forth in Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 of July 4, 2012 ("EMIR") and its delegated regulation and issued legal opinions.