McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Michel Deschamps

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Practice Areas

Practices banking and commercial law. Broad experience in domestic and cross-border loan syndications, secured transactions, receivables financing, international banking transactions, and regulation of financial institutions (including on consumer protection matters).


Canadian delegate on law reform projects in secured transactions sponsored by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law and the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law. Member of working groups of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada. Chair of the Quebec Bar Law Review and the Québec Bar committee on secured transactions. Associate Professor (banking law) at the Law Faculty, Université de Montréal.

Professional Memberships

Barreau du Québec (Advocatus Emeritus), American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers (Fellow), CBA.


Author of numerous articles or law book chapters on matters such as the law of negotiable instruments, assignment of receivables, conflict of laws, personal property security, aircraft financing and consumer protection law.