McCarthy Tétrault partner Michel Deschamps awarded Honorary Doctorate from the University of Montréal

Montréal, October 11, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault congratulates partner Michel Deschamps on receiving an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Montréal at the Faculty of Law convocation ceremony last night. This prestigious distinction is awarded to those who have made an outstanding contribution to their disciplines and their communities. Mr. Deschamps graduated from the University of Montréal at the Faculty of Law in 1969 and has remained involved with his alma matter since 1972, teaching banking law.

"We are extremely pleased for Michel," said Kim Thomassin, Managing Partner of the Québec Region. "He is so deserving of this highest recognition. Michel is an outstanding lawyer and partner, which we witness through his focus and dedication to his clients. We are proud to be celebrating this achievement with him and grateful for all his contributions to our clients, the legal profession and wider community."

Mr. Deschamps is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Business Law Group in Montréal, with a practice focused on commercial law, banking and corporate finance. He participates as Canadian delegate in commercial law reform projects sponsored by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT). Mr. Michel Deschamps chairs the secured transactions committee of the Québec Bar and the editorial board of the Québec Bar Law Review. He is a fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. He also appears in most leading lawyers’ guides as a leading banking lawyer in Canada.

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