My Linh Vu-Grégoire advises corporate and private equity clients on pan-European mergers, takeovers and takeover defenses, corporate governance, and restructurings.
My Linh recently acted as Special International Counsel to Nexteer Automotive on its successful Hong Kong IPO. She advised Electricité de France (EDF) on its takeover of Edison S.p.A. valued at approximately €4 billion and the establishment of EDF's €1 billion LNG terminal in Dunkerque, France. She advised The Sherwin-Williams Company in its acquisition of Becker Acroma SAS, a Swedish company with activities in more than 20 countries. She also has advised a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) listed company on a dual listing and a potential exchange offer (OPE) with a French CAC-40 company, a CAC-40 company on the potential tender offer of an Australian-listed company, a U.S. private equity client on its potential tender offer for a French CAC-40, an Asian client on its proposed stake in a French CAC-40 with cross-shareholdings, and a NYSE-listed company on its dual listing on the Euronext and contemplated unsolicited offer for a German company listed on the Deutsche Börse. In 2003, when My Linh acted as interim general counsel for a NYSE-listed company, she led the acquisition of a Toronto Stock Exchange-listed company. My Linh's private equity clients include Grosvenor Capital, Aurora Capital, H.I.G. Capital, and Platinum Equity.
She is a founding member and current director of Helen Keller International Europe, a nonprofit organization dedicated to blindness prevention and reducing malnutrition.
Nexteer Automotive Group completes IPO on Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Jones Day acted as a special counsel to Nexteer Automotive Group Limited, one of the world's leading steering and driveline suppliers, in connection with its global offering and listing of shares on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
EDF acquires Italy's second-largest energy company Edison SpA in €3.8 billion (US$5 billion) deal
Jones Day advised Electricité de France SA ("EDF") in the acquisition of Edison S.p.A. ("Edison").
Glatfelter acquires Dresden Papier for €160 million (US$209 million)
Jones Day advised Glatfelter, a global manufacturer of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials, on its acquisition of Dresden Papier GmbH from Fortress Paper Ltd. for €160 million (US$209 million).
Aurora Resurgence acquires Arc International Cookware and its subsidiaries
Jones Day advised Aurora Resurgence in connection with the acquisition of Paris-based Arc International Cookware S.A.S. and its subsidiaries, Arc International Cookware Spain & Portugal, Arc International Cookware Srl, and Arc International Cookware Ltd, from the Arc International Group S.A., a manufacturer and marketer of tableware products.
Aurora Capital acquires Alltub Group
Jones Day advised Aurora Capital Group in connection with its acquisition of the Alltub Group, the global leader in collapsible aluminum tubing with annual production capacity in excess of 1.5 billion tubes.
Electricité de France sells ASA Abfall Service for $269 million
Jones Day advised Electricité de France S.A. (EdF) in its $269 million sale of ASA Abfall Service AG (ASA) to Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, S.A.
H.I.G. Capital sells HALO Italia
Jones Day advised H.I.G. Capital in connection with its sale of HALO Italia SpA to Antalis International S.A.S.
Mitsubishi sells 3.4% interest in Strand Minerals (Indonesia) to Pacific Metals
Jones Day advised Mitsubishi Corporation (TSE-listed) ("Mitsubishi") in the sale of a 3.4% interest (out of its 33.4% stake) in Strand Minerals (Indonesia) Pte Ltd. ("Strand") to Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (TSE-listed) ("Pamco").
EDF sells minority equity stakes to Fluxys and Total in Dunkerque to develop largest new LNG terminal in Europe
Jones Day has advised the EDF group on the opening of the share capital of Dunkerque LNG, a subsidiary of the EDF group dedicated to the construction and future ownership of the LNG terminal of Dunkerque, one of the largest LNG terminals in Europe with an annual regasification capacity of 13 billion m3.
Sherwin-Williams acquires Becker Acroma Industrial Wood Coatings from AB Wilh. Becker, Sweden
Jones Day advised The Sherwin-Williams Company in connection with the acquisition of Becker Acroma Industrial Wood Coatings from AB Wilh. Becker, Sweden.
Areva SA and Électricité de France sell Cogema Mining and Malapai Resources subsidiaries
Jones Day advised Areva SA and Électricité de France in the sale of Cogema Mining, Inc. and Malapai Resources Company subsidiaries, each of which own certain uranium mining assets in Texas and Wyoming and were operated by the sellers as a contractual joint venture, to Uranium One Inc.
Timken sells needle roller bearings business to JTEKT
Jones Day advised The Timken Company in the $330 million sale of its needle roller bearings business, which primarily serves customers in the automotive original-equipment sector, to Japan's JTEKT Corporation.
Mitsubishi participates in uranium exploration projects in Mongolia
Jones Day advised Mitsubishi Corporation on the creation of a strategic partnership with Areva NC regarding uranium exploration projects in the Provinces of Dornogobi and Sukhbaatar in Mongolia.
Mitsubishi Corporation agrees to acquire 33.4% of Strand Minerals (Indonesia) Pte Ltd from ERAMET
Jones Day advised Mitsubishi Corporation in its $145 million acquisition of a 33.4% ownership interest in the Singaporean company Strand Minerals (Indonesia) Pte Ltd. (part of the ERAMET group), which owns 90% of PT Weda Bay Nickel, the remaining 10% being held by Indonesian partner Antam.
EDF Energies Nouvelles invests in Nanosolar
Jones Day advised EDF Energies Nouvelles Reparties, a company that specializes in the production of electricity or heat from renewables, in connection with its purchase of $50 million of Series D Convertible Preferred Stock in a private placement by Nanosolar, Inc., a global leader in solar power innovation.
Diebold successfully defends against $2.2 billion hostile bid by United Technologies Corp.
Jones Day advised Diebold, Incorporated in its successful defense against $2.6 billion unsolicited tender offer by United Technologies Corporation.
OM Group acquires electronics business of Rockwood Holdings for $315 million
Jones Day advised OM Group, Inc., in its $315 million acquisition of the electronics business of Rockwood Holdings, Inc., excluding its French entity.
OM Group acquires Borchers
Jones Day advised OM Group, Inc. in its acquisition of Borchers GmbH, a Europe-based specialty coatings additive supplier.
HIG Capital acquires Diam Europe SA
Jones Day advised HIG Capital SA in its acquisition of Diam Europe SA, the European leader in up market point-of-purchase display design and manufacture.
Pamplona Capital acquires business unit from Johnson Matthey
Jones Day counseled Pamplona Capital Partners in its €226 million (US$296 million) acquisition of the Ceramics Division of Johnson Matthey plc.
Electricité de France acquires 10% stake in Gate Terminal C.V.
Jones Day advised Electricité de France S.A. in (i) the acquisition of a 10% stake in Gate Terminal C.V., a joint venture established for the purpose of managing and funding the operator and constructor of one of the largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminals in Europe (and first LNG terminal every built in The Netherlands); and (ii) the entering into of a 20-year LNG throughput capacity agreement for 3 billion cubic meters.
Harsco acquires steel mill services business for $229 million
Jones Day advised Harsco Corporation, a worldwide industrial services and products company, in its $229 million acquisition of the Northern Hemisphere steel mill services operations of Brambles Industrial Services (BIS), a unit of Sydney, Australia-based Brambles Industries Limited.
Harsco acquires Huennebeck Group for $170 million
Jones Day advised Harsco Corporation in its $170 million acquisition of Huennebeck Group GmbH, Europe's third-largest provider of highly engineered construction formwork and scaffolding access equipment services.
- March 2005Hostile takeovers - Mesures de protection aux USA et en France, Magazine des Affaires
- April 1, 2004Hostile Takeovers: A Comparison of The Means of Protection In The U.S., Magazine Fusions & Acquisitions
- University of Connecticut (J.D. 1994; William Davis Fellow); Trinity College (B.A. with honors in Political Science 1991)
- Connecticut, New York, and Paris Bars
Cited as a top M&A lawyer in France and as one of the top energy lawyers in France by The Legal 500 EMEA
Cited by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe as a foreign Corporate/M&A expert in France and Germany
Cited among the best lawyers in energy in France by Chambers Europe (2017)
- Student Clerk to Justice Robert Callahan, Connecticut Supreme Court (1993)
- English, French, Vietnamese