A successful 13th edition of the Prix Paris-Montréal!

8 September 2016

The YBM wishes to congratulate the winner of the 13th edition of the Prix Paris-Montréamarcjamestacheji-petitel de la Francophonie. This year’s first place goes to the Young Bar of Montreal’s Mtre. Marc James Tacheji (Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, LLC), for his exceptional address entitled “Quel regime politique pour l’état d’ébriété?”

The YBM also wishes to highlight the performances of Mtre. Raphaël Giraud at the Jeune Barreau de Toulouse Conference for his second place finish, Mtre. Louis-Frédéric Muskens of the  Jeune Barreau de l’Ordre des Avocats de Genève for his third place finish, Mtre. Nicolas Etcheparre at the Barreau des Hauts-de Seine Conference , Mtre. Virginie Roger at the  Jeune Barreau du Luxembourg Conference, Mtre. François Viseur at the Jeune Barreau de Bruxelles Conference et de Mtre. Alexandre Gilbert-Vanasse of the Jeune Barreau de Québec. Their performances speak volumes about the passion and ambition of the next generation of legal minds.


The YBM wishes to thank the jury members who made this event a great success.

  • The Honourable Manon Savard, Judge, Quebec Court of Appeal;
  • Mtre. Extra Junior Laguerre, President of the JBM;
  • Mtre. Martin Desrues, 2nd secretary, Conference des Avocats du Barreau de Paris;
  • Mtre. Lobsang Duchunstang, Secretary Counsel, Jeune Barreau de l’Ordre des Avocats de Genève;
  • Mtre. Marie Rigal, 2nd secrétary, Conference du stage Barreau de Bordeaux.


franco-2016-8x10From left to right : Mtre. Lobsang Duchunstang (Secrétary, Genève), Mtre. Martin Desrues (2nd Secrétary, Paris), M. Nicolas Fréchette (Desjardins), the honourable Manon Savard (Quebec Court of Appeal), Mtre. Marc James Tacheji (Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP, LLC), Mtre. Raphaël Giraud (2nd place, Toulouse), Mtre. Marie Rigal (2nd secrétary, Bordeaux), Mtre. Louis-Frédéric Muskens (3rd place, Genève), Mtre. Extra Junior Laguerre (President of the JBM), Mtre. Dominique Tardif (ZSA Vice-president), Mtre. Jordana Loporcaro (ZSA).


The YBM also wishes to thank Mtre. Jonathan Pierre-Étienne, YBM administrator who acted as master of ceremonies, ansd Mtre. Guillaume Sneessens, President of the Jeune Barreau de Bruxelles Conference, as well as Mtre. Merabi Murgulia, Secretary, Conférence des Avocats du Barreau de Paris, for presenting the candidates.

In conclusion, a special thank you to Desjardins, one of YBM’s major partners, for sponsoring this event, as well as ZSA and the Auberge sur la route for hosting the late evening celebrations.



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