François

Le Moine

Lawyer

Education and Bar Admission

  • Called to the Quebec Bar, 2014
  • Bachelor of Civil Law and Bachelor of Laws, McGill University, 2012
  • Master’s in Political Studies, Centre de recherches politiques Raymond Aron, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, 2009
  • Licence in History, Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2005

Areas of Practice

  • Art and cultural heritage law
  • Copyright law
  • Civil and commercial litigation
  • Professional law

Profile

François Le Moine holds degrees in Civil Law and Common Law from McGill University and was called to the Quebec Bar in 2014. He practices primarily in professionnal law as well as in civil and commercial litigation. 

François also advises a variety of clients within the visual arts community in matters related to art, entertainment and intellectual property law. He also teaches art and cultural heritage law at the Université de Montréal.

François earned the equivalent of a Bachelor of Arts from the Sorbonne, a Master’s degree from the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris and has studied at Keio University in Japan, Shantou University in China, and at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Prior to joining the firm, François completed his articling position in a large Canadian law firm, and worked in entertainment law.

Conferences and Publications

  • François Le Moine, “Droit d’auteurs et arts visuels” (Cégep Sainte-Foy, delivered in Quebec, January 2017).
  • François Le Moine, “Le commerce international des oeuvres d’art” (Histoire de l’art et muséologie, Museology Program of the Université de Montréal, delivered in Montreal, Fall 2016).
  • François Le Moine, “Le droit d’auteur” (Notions juridiques pour le domaine des affaires, H.E.C. Montréal, delivered in Montreal, Summer and Fall 2016).
  • François Le Moine, “Le droit d’auteur pour les musiciens” (Projet de fin d’études, Faculty of Music of the Université du Québec à Montréal, delivered in Montreal, Fall 2015 and Winter 2017).

Distinctions

  • Research Scholarship of the Fondation du Barreau du Québec (2017)
  • Wainwright Scholarship (2012)
  • Li Ka Shin Scholarship (2010)
  • JASSO Scholarship (2005-2006)
  • Major Scholarship awarded by France’s Foreign Office (2004-2007)
  • AEFE Scholarship (2002-2004)

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Teaching position at the Law Faculty of the Université de Montréal, Droit international public avancé: droit des arts et du patrimoine culturel on protecting cultural heritage during times of war and of peace, restitution, controlling the black market and economic crimes relating to works of art (2015 and 2016)
  • Supervising lawyer at Clinique internationale de défense des droits humains de l’UQAM (2017)
  • Teaching position at Carleton University, Transnational Law and Human Rights on art law, the protection of cultural heritage, restitution of stolen works and control of the black market for antiquities (2013-2014), as well as the course Equity and Discrimination on civil rights and equality law (2013)
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association (2015 to present)
  • Member of the Association des juristes pour l’avancement de la vie artistique (AJAVA) (2015 to present)