Julie Wynne, TEP, has a broad experience in Swiss and 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.
Julie advises non-profit organisations, B Corps and social enterprises for their set-up and tax issues and assists them with mergers, reorganisations, joint ventures and other forms of collaborative working, as well as constitutional reviews. In addition, she regularly provides advices on grant-making, fundraising, intellectual property, corporate philanthropy and governance.
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, a Patrons Club of the Musée de l'Elysée.
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). Her working languages are French, English and Spanish.
Julie is a Board member of the European Social Enterprise Law Association, B Lab (Switzerland), and the Women's Business Society. She is also a member of the STEP Philanthropy Advisors SIG Steering Committee and of the Legal Advisory Board 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.