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The Honourable Jean-Louis Baudouin receives prestigious awards in France

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Jean-Louis Baudouin becomes a member of the Académie des Sciences d’Outre-Mer and receives an honorary doctorate.

Montréal (Canada) - Fasken Martineau, a leading international business law and litigation firm, is pleased to announce that Jean-Louis Baudouin, Ad.E. was recently accepted as a member of the Académie des Sciences d'Outre-Mer in Paris and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Montpellier University.

"Our heartfelt congratulations to Jean-Louis for these richly deserved honours that celebrate his prodigious career and remarkable contribution to the legal field that has spanned decades. We are proud and fortunate to have Jean-Louis, a world renowned civil lawyer, as a member of our firm," said Éric Bédard, Managing Partner for the Québec region.

Jean-Louis is also a doctor honoris causa of several universities in Canada, France and Belgium. He has received many awards and distinctions, including the Grand Officer medal from the Ordre national du Québec in 2012 and the Canadian Bar Association's Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Law in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the law or legal scholarship in Canada in 2005. He is also a member of the Royal Society of Canada and other prestigious academies and associations.

Founded in 1922, the Académie des Sciences d'Outre-Mer is a public organization devoted to studying all scientific, political, economic, technical, historical, social and cultural aspects of issues relating to countries overseas by bring together key French and foreign individuals in an entirely objective and selfless environment.

The President of Montpellier University, Philippe Augé (left), honouring Fasken Martineau partner Jean-Louis Baudouin (right).

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