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Froriep Rankings Released by Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2017

Posted by on 26 September 2017

We are pleased to announce that FRORIEP has both an overall firm ranking as well as a recommended lawyer in the Chambers HNW Guide 2017. As a firm, FRORIEP has received a Band 2 ranking for the practice area of Private Wealth Law.

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Clients say that we are "able to anticipate and identify cross-border issues, and offer commercial, multi-jurisdictional advice." Our private client team is described as being highly-regarded for its work in the areas of estate and tax planning, cross-border asset structuring, relocation to Switzerland, philanthropy, succession disputes as well as trust litigation.

Of Counsel Oliver Arter has been especially mentioned as a notable practitioner in the area of Private Wealth Law as one of the "Leaders in their Fields" for his advice to private clients, foundations and banks on domestic and international wealth planning and asset structuring, regulatory issues and trusts and estate planning matters. 

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Oliver Arter

Oliver Arter’s practice focuses on private clients and their advisers (banks, family offices, foreign advisers) in all aspects of domestic and international wealth planning. He also specialises in banking, asset management and regulatory matters. Oliver became of counsel in June 2009. His work involves representing and advising private clients on the structuring of assets (trusts, foundations, international business corporations), domestic and international estate planning, division of estates, execution of wills, matrimonial property rights, advance care directives and living wills, taking up residence and taxation. In addition he advises Swiss and international banks, asset managers, investment advisers and family offices on regulatory and contractual matters and represents them in proceedings. He publishes extensively in all his fields of practice. Oliver is an academic consultant with the Institute for Legal Theory and Legal Practice at the University of St Gallen, and is frequently invited to give lectures and chair conferences. Oliver Arter graduated with a law degree from the University of St Gallen in 1996 and was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 2000. His working languages are German, English and French. He is a member of the Zurich Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the International Tax Planning Association (ITPA), the Banking Law Association (“Bankenrechtliche Vereinigung e.V,”), the Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce (SJCC) and the International Bar Association. Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Chambers High Net Worth and Legal500 have ranked him for many years in a row as a leader in the field of private client.

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Julie Wynne

Julie is specialised in all aspects of international estate planning. She is also a highly regarded charity lawyer with a particular expertise in social enterpreneurship and B Corps. 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, 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 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 Wynne 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 Socie-ty of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Art Law Foundation. She is also an active member of Giving Women and Global Women Leaders.

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Dr. Jean-Marie Vulliemin

Jean-Marie is the managing partner of both Geneva and Madrid offices. With broad experience in international commercial arbitration, in particular with Spain and Latin America, he acts both as counsel and as arbitrator. He is very active in art and sports law, as well as in international estate law. Chambers Global has ranked Jean-Marie for many years as a leader in the field of dispute resolu-tion, in 2014 in Band 1 of the Most in Demand Arbitrators in Spain. Jean-Marie obtained a PhD (with Award) from the University of Lausanne in 1988 ("Jugement et sentence arbitrale") and a diploma from the Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations at the Hague Academy of International Law in 1987 (Transnational Arbi-tration and State Contracts). He is a regular speaker and publisher on arbitration and art law. His working languages are Spanish, French and English. He is member of ICC, LCIA, Milan Chamber of Arbitration Arbitrators Club; board member of Club Español de Arbitraje. He is former chairman of International Bar Association Art, Cultural Institutions and Heritage Law Committee.

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Nicolas Junod

Nicolas is a Geneva-based partner with particular expertise in banking and finance, corporate and commercial, contract and private client work. Nicolas joined our firm in 1978 and is a partner at our Geneva office. He is experienced in banking, finance, secured transactions, oil- and gas-related transactions and contracts, as well as in private capital. Nicolas holds a law degree from the University of Geneva and took an MCJ from New York University. He speaks French, English and some Italian. Nicolas is a member of the Geneva Bar Association and the Swiss Bar Association.

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Eric Haymann

Eric is an expert in all aspects of commercial law, both contentious and non-contentious. He also represents and advises private clients on the structuring of assets and estate planning. Eric has been a partner in our Zurich office since 1979. Alongside his private client work, he advises domestic and international clients in a broad range of industries, including real estate, pharmaceuticals, fashion, biotech and financial services. He advises on domestic and international M&A transactions and also acts as counsel in arbitration cases. Eric has strong connections to the Israeli market, as well as Latin America, in particular Brazil. Eric is further representing clients in international legal assistance matters. Eric obtained his law degree from the University of Zurich in 1969 and his PhD in 1973. He was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 1975. His working languages are German, French, English, Italian and Hebrew. Eric is a member of the Zurich Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association, the International Bar Association (IBA) and the International Tax Specialist Group (ITSG).

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Bruno W. Boesch

Bruno Boesch spent his first fifteen years of practice on corporate transactions and finance. He then acted as counsel and arbitrator in a wide range of international commercial and investment disputes, alongside a growing wealth management and estate planning practice, with a strong component of fine art and other cultural property matters. He has been ranked steadily as a leader in the above fields. Bruno has resigned from the partnership, staying of counsel to the firm, focusing on a handful of private clients and their families, their art collections and philanthropic ventures, while also exploring, speaking and writing about selected art world issues. He holds a law degree from the University of Geneva, he took an MCJ at New York University and worked with a Wall Street law firm before joining Froriep. His working languages are English and French, he also speaks German and Swedish. Bruno is a member of the Geneva Bar Association and the Swiss Bar Association. He is registered as a European Lawyer with the UK Solicitors Regulation Authority. He is the editor of The Art Collecting Legal Handbook, (2nd edition, 2016, Thomson Reuters). He is also the author of a novel, Le Cardinal Epinglé, published in 1998, under the nom de plume, Paul Gorgon.

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