Julie Wynne to speak on Shareholder Foundations at STEP Lausanne

24. August 2017

Froriep partner Julie Wynne will speak on "Shareholder Foundations in Switzerland" at a STEP Luncheon in Lausanne on September 5, 2017.

The presentation will analyse the phenomenon of shareholder foundations in Switzerland and in some European countries (notably France, Denmark and Germany). A shareholder foundation is a non-profit foundation that owns all or part of the shares as well as the majority of voting rights in a company or a group of companies. The speakers will review why these entities are very attractive in terms of estate planning and transfer of family businesses and how they serve as a new model to use the business as a force for good.