Julie Wynne > MLL Legal > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile
MLL Legal Offices
65 rue du Rhône
PO Box 3199
1211 Geneva 3
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Arts & Culture, Charity & mission-driven Organisations, Corporate & M&A, DLT (Blockchain) & Fintech, Banking & Finance, Private Client, Environment, Tax
Julie Wynne, TEP, is specialised in all aspects of international estate planning. She provides advice in the field of wills, probate and estate administration, application of international succession laws, including international inheritance and tax issues.
She is also a highly regarded social impact lawyer with a particular expertise in philanthropy, social entrepreneurship and social impact finance. She advises individuals, non-profit organisations and businesses which aim to make social and environmental impact.
Julie Wynne also has significant experience in employment law. She provides advice to a wide array of clients, whether organisations or individuals. She worked two years as clerk with the Geneva Labour Courts.
Passionate about art, Julie Wynne 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 a Board member of the Fondation de l’Elysée and the president of its Patrons’ Club, Club Elysée.
She is very involved in the promotion of philanthropy and the use of business as a force for good. She is the Vice-president of ESELA – the Legal Network for Social Impact, Co-Chair of STEP Philanthropy Advisors Steering Committee and a member of the Advisory Council of the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights. She sits also in various boards of charitable organisations, amongst other of Giving Women, Earthworm Foundation and Switzerland for UNHCR Foundation.
French, English, Spanish
Swiss Bar Association
Geneva Bar Association
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Art Law Foundation
STEP Advanced Certificate in Cross-Border Estates (2017)
STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes (2011)
STEP Diploma in International Trust Management (2010)
Admitted to the Bar (2007)
Universities of Geneva and Zurich (lic.iur.)
University of Geneva, Certificate in Transnational Law
MLL Legal was formed by the merger of legacy firms Meyerlustenberger Lachenal and Froriep and the combined teams have strength in advising clients from the retail, pharmaceutical and energy sectors as well as clients with a technology background, including engineering and software companies. Serge Calame, Frédéric Cottier, Philippe Prost and Bernard Lachenal are adept at handling private client matters, as is Julie Wynne. Jean Marguerat is well versed in dispute resolution and Dmitry Pentsov specialises in banking and finance advice. Mona Stephenson, Maud Udry-Alhanko and Jean-Luc Herbez are also noted.
MLL Legal provides ‘top-quality service‘ and is ‘client-focused‘ when advising private clients and their families. The team, which is ‘chock full with talented layers‘, advises high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, such as entrepreneurs, heirs and investors on sensitive and personal tax and legal issues pertaining to wealth and asset structuring, protection, estate planning, family governance and philanthropy. The department is headed by Serge Calame and Patricia Guerra, whose ‘grasp of clients’ needs and understanding of complex situations is outstanding‘. Maud Udry-Alhanko focuses on relocations of international clients to Switzerland, Julie Wynne specialises in estate planning, inheritance law and philanthropy, and the ‘highly knowledgeable‘ Oliver Arter specialises in wealth planning. The unit further includes Dmitry Pentsov and Julien Tron. Annaïg Vogt left the firm in February 2022.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Capital markets
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Data privacy and data protection
- Healthcare and life sciences
- Private client
- Banking and finance: Geneva
- Banking and finance: Zurich
- Dispute resolution: litigation
- Insolvency and corporate recovery
- Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland
- Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland
- Sports law
- Dispute resolution: arbitration
- Regulatory, compliance and investigations