Julia grew up at and on the river Elbe. She studied laws in her hometown Hamburg and started to focus on shipping in these times.
As a keen sailor and working for a family owned traditional shipping company she collected a lot of experience in her sectors before joining the major international shipping law firm Ince & Co in 2002. She fully qualified as Rechtsanwalt in 2003.
During her time at Ince & Co Julia originally dealt with all shipping related issues before building up her yachting practice as of 2007 and her aviation practice as of 2017.
Julia was announced as salary partner in 2018 and thereafter co-headed the Yachting and Business Aviation unit at the Ince & Co Hamburg office jointly with Martin.
In order to offer their clients their expertise, personal advisory and individual solutions, they jointly launched Upwind Legal.