Exchange program


 New: Flexible stay of one to three months offered!  

Current registration period

To be part of the third edition of the exchange program and fly to Shanghai in 2017, or to host a lawyer from Shanghai in your firm, express your interest by contacting Mtre Stéphanie Bouchard (

An enriching experience!

By participating in the Montreal-Shanghai exchange program, lawyers and members of host firms, will have the opportunity to:

  • Extend and deepen knowledge about China, its business culture and its legal system.
  • Develop a network of contacts with Chinese colleagues.
  • Build concrete links with future partners.

Want to know more?

Come to the information meeting to be held on February 20th at 5 pm at the Maurice-Boileau room of the Bar of Montreal (office 9.80, Montreal Courthouse).

This opportunity arises from the agreement signed between the Bar of Montreal and the Shanghai Bar Association in 2011.


"[FREE TRANSLATION] ... It's an incredible opportunity to network, to explore a market. I saw that there were opportunities to establish a representative office there. Even if we can not act as a lawyer in Shanghai, we can, as an international consultant, be very useful on site to help our clients doing business in China. "
- Mtre Mélanie Fréger, lawyer at Mercier Leduc

"[FREE TRANSLATION] ... Shanghai's population far exceeds that of Montreal, but the same is not true of the number of lawyers. The legal services market in Shanghai is important and I invite lawyers from Quebec to do business there. Our economy is growing and we hope Canadians will benefit. "
- Mr. Yi Gong, Associate Counsel of Shanghai YuanFa Law

Discover their experiences by reading the full articles from Mrs. Johanne Landry on the previous exchanges (available in French only).

Document d'intérêt