Vice-Rector of International Affairs and the Francophonie
An eminent legal authority in the fields of international commercial transactions and the emergence of standards, Guy Lefebvre is the author of numerous books and articles which have been published in several languages. In 1997 he founded of the Centre for the Law of Business and International Commerce in the UdeM Faculty of Law, and since 2013 he has been co-director of the Sino-Canadian Research Centre at the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing. With his well-known expertise in business law and international education, he is in great demand as a speaker and panellist both nationally and internationally. He has been a guest professor in several universities, and frequently serves as an expert for international institutions.
As dean of the Faculty of Law from 2012 to 2014, after serving for a long period as vice-dean, he contributed significantly to his law faculty’s international reputation and that of the Université de Montréal as well. He has received numerous awards and distinctions during his career, including the Paul-André-Crépeau Medal of the Canadian Bar Association and the CUPL Medal of Merit. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Law of the China Academy of Social Science, and honorary professor at the East China University of Political Science and Law. Guy Lefebvre is a member of the Quebec Bar (Barreau du Québec) and formerly completed his studies at the Université de Montréal and later at University College London.