Julie Wynne 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 organizations, B Corps and social enterprises for their set-up and tax issues and assists them with mergers, reorganizations, joint ventures and other forms of collaborative working, as well as constitutional reviews. In addition, she regularly provides advice on grant-making, fundraising, corporate philanthropy, and governance.
Julie also has significant experience in employment law. She provides advice to a wide array of clients, whether organizations or individuals, especially in the charity and social enterprise sector. She worked two years as a 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 a Board member of the Fondation de l'Elysée and the president of its Patrons' Club, Club Elysée.
Praised by clients for being ‘smart, prompt and thorough’, Julie has a ‘broad experience in the charity and social enterprise sector’ and ‘exceeds clients’ expectation beyond the legal support’ (Legal 500, 2017).
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), the STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes (2011) and the STEP Advanced Certificate in Cross-Border Estates (2017). Her working languages are French, English, and Spanish.
Julie is a Board member of the European Social Enterprise Law Association, B Lab (Switzerland) and Giving Women. She is also the Chair of the Geneva branch of Philanthropy Impact, Co-chair of the STEP Philanthropy Advisors SIG Steering Committee and member 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) and the Art Law Foundation. She is also an active member of Giving Women and Global Women Leaders.