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.
Rankings & Awards
- “Julie is knowledgeable about the sector, with a strong professional network as well as innovative ideas and experience. She is passionate about her work.” – Chambers and Partner, High Net Worth 2021
- “Julie has deep knowledge of the space, excellent relationships to all key partners and efficient handling of the matter” – Chambers and Partner, High Net Worth 2021
- Julie Wynne of Froriep is a “very talented, able and dedicated practitioner,” according to an interviewee. She assists institutional and individual clients with art law matters, including those involving tax issues. “She’s been amazing on all accounts,” enthuses another commentator, explaining: “She is very knowledgeable, hard-working, prompt and dedicated, client-focused and results-driven.” – Chambers and Partners High Net Worth, Art and Cultural Property Law – Switzerland, 2020
- Julie Wynne of Froriep focuses her practice on international estate planning and philanthropy matters for high net worth clients. “Julie is knowledgeable about the sector, with a strong professional network and some innovative ideas about social entrepreneurship and social finance,” comments an interviewee, adding: “She has a direct communication style and is passionate about her work.” – Chambers and Partners High Net Worth, Private Wealth Law – Switzerland, 2020
- “Julie Wynne is energetic and passionate in that capacity and contributes a great deal to our organisation.” – Legal 500 EMEA, Private Client, 2020
Education & Admission
- 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
Memberships and public offices
- Swiss Bar Association
- Geneva Bar Association
- Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
- Art Law Foundation
- Greener, fairer finance, STEP Journal Issue 1/2021 | 19.02.2021
- Taxing action, STEP Journal, June 2020, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p. 18 | 30.06.2020
- Time to Give Back, Global News and Views, Philanthropy Column, STEP Journal (Vol. 27 Issue 10) | 16.12.2019
- Philanthropy Network, AGEFI Focus Special Edition, 2019, Geneva | 25.11.2019
“Julie is knowledgeable about the sector, with a strong professional network as well as innovative ideas and experience. She is passionate about her work.”
Patricia Guerra and Julie Wynne will be speaking at the Private Client Forum Americas 2022 in Mexico on 13 and 14 July 2022
2022 IILWG/Grunin Annual Conference – Geneva Satellite Conference
STEP Alpine Conference on 4-5 May 2022 in Interlaken, Switzerland
Impact Finance Conference: Private Wealth for Impact
International Seminar: Legal Innovation for Sustainable Development (Seminario Internacional: Innovación legal para el desarrollo sostenible)
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