Michel Deschamps is a lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault, a large Canadian law firm. His practice focusses on banking and secured transactions. He teaches banking law at the University of Montreal and has authored numerous publications. He also chairs the Law Review and Secured Transactions committees of the Quebec Bar. He is a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. He has been active in commercial law reform projects sponsored by UNCITRAL, UNIDROIT and the Uniform Law Conference of Canada. Among other projects, he participated in the elaboration of the UN Assignment of Receivables Convention.