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Froriep

4 RUE CHARLES-BONNET, CASE POSTALE 399, 1211 GENÈVE 12, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 22 839 63 00
Fax:
Fax +41 22 347 71 59
Email:
Web:
www.froriep.com
Geneva, London, Madrid, Zug, Zurich

Julie Wynne

Tel:
Work +41 44 22 839 63 00
Email:
Web:
www.froriep.com
Froriep

Work Department

Art Law, Charity and Social Enterprise, Employment, Private Client, Tax

Position

Partner

Career

Julie is specialised in all aspects of international estate planning, inheritance law, art law and non-profit organisations.

Julie, TEP, has a broad experience in Swiss and international estate planning and trust matters. She provides advice in the field of wills, probate and estate administration as well as in cross-border inheritance matters and related tax issues.

Julie's work for charities, B Corps and social enterprises includes structuring, fundraising, tax advice and governance. She also advises international charities on cross-border structures.

Julie also has significant experience in employment law. She provides advice to a wide array of clients, whether organisations or individuals, especially in the charity and social enterprise sector. She worked two years as clerk with the Geneva Labour Courts.

Passionate about art, Julie assists institutional art collectors and individuals on legal issues relating to their collecting activities in connection with tax and estate planning. She also advises cultural institutions on charity law, governance issues, legacies, fundraising and sponsorship. She is the president of the Club Elysée, the Young Patrons Club of the Musée de l'Elysée.

Languages

French, English, Spanish

Member

Julie is a Board member of the European Social Enterprise Law Association, the Swiss Impact Enterprise Association and the Women's Business Society. She is also a Committee member of the STEP Philanthropy Advisors Global Special Interest Group and a member of the Legal Team of Sustainable Finance Geneva.

Julie is a member of the Geneva Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA), the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Art Law Foundation and Giving Women.

Education

Julie is admitted to practice in Switzerland since 2007. She holds a Master of Laws from the Universities of Geneva and Zurich (lic. iur., 2005), a Certificate in Transnational Law from the University of Geneva (2005), the STEP Diploma in International Trust Management (2010) and the STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes (2011).


Switzerland

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

'A reliable international partner', Froriep's 'pleasant team' serves as 'a one-stop shop' due to its 'flexible approach' and 'technical capability'. Private M&A and corporate transactions, especially up to mid-market value, are a particular focus of the department, alongside investment rounds for start-ups and the real estate sector. Catrina Luchsinger advised Palmarium Group and its Dutch subsidiary Vieo on the bond-issue acquisition of all shares in Lebara Group, while the 'responsive and trustworthy' Mattias Johnson assisted Envican with its corporate reorganisation, its first financing round and entering into a strategic partnership. Clients further recommend 'organised and knowledgeable' Dmitry Pentsov, who specialises in corporate transactions involving Russian companies, commercial partner JérÎme de Montmollin , who provides 'clear' advice', and 'very good' B-corporations expert Julie Wynne.

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Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Froriep's Geneva-based team covers banking, corporate, sports and private client law. Jean-Luc Herbez, JérÎme de Montmollin, Jean Marguerat, Julie Wynne and Dmitry Pentsov are well-known partners.

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Private client

Within: Private client

Froriep is recommended for its 'flexible approach, strategic view and practical solutions'. It handles estate, tax and succession planning, charitable activities, relocation matters and disputes. Of counsel Oliver Arter represented Bettina and Vital Stefanini in a board-member dispute against the Stiftung fĂŒr Kunst, Kultur und Geschichte before the Federal Supreme Court. The 'very organised and knowledgeable' Dmitry A Pentsov, as well as 'creative and detail-oriented' partners Julie Wynne and Jean-Marie Vulliemin are other names to note.

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Tax

Within: Tax

The 'pragmatic and efficient' practice at Froriep delivers 'strong international tax expertise and litigation support'. It specialises in tax challenges arising from the digital economy, global tax transparency, international exchange of information and BEPS plans, while also dealing with transactions and tax planning issues for private individuals and corporations. Dimitri Rotter acts as a regular adviser to Elko Grupa, while Julie Wynne assisted Chapel & York with the establishment of a Swiss not-for-profit association. The 'proactive and innovative' Marcel Jung  joined from Reichlin Hess AG in December 2017.

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