Michèle Grégoire focuses her practice on business restructuring and banking and financial law services. She acts on behalf of major listed companies, particularly financial institutions and investment funds in all sectors. Michèle is highly recognized for her experience in litigation, including before the Supreme Court as she is one of only 20 lawyers admitted to the Belgian Supreme Court Bar. 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 issues with international themes. Michèle is author of numerous scientific books and is a frequent contributor to various publications, particularly in the areas of financial services law, guaranties, and insolvency law. In addition, she frequently speaks on these topics at seminars and conferences.
Michèle is described by peers as a "wonderful academic and one of the brightest minds in the market" and clients value her "knowledge of law, practical way of analyzing complex problems and her openness" (Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2013). She also has been named lawyer of the year in banking finance and restructuring in Belgium by CorporateINTL (2012), M&A Global 100 (2013 and 2014), and Best Lawyers (2014).
Fédération Bancaire Française and French Banks seek advice in drafting FBF collateral documentation
Jones 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.
- March 2015Recast Brussels I Regulation: The Abolition of Exequatur and the Amendment to Rules Relating to the Enforceability of Jurisdiction Clause
- 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