On 16 May 2023, Deputy Secretary-General Anna Veneziano and Legal Officer Philine Wehling participated in the first UNIDROIT Conference organised at Özyeğin University Law School in Istanbul, Turkey.
The Conference was opened with a presentation by Deputy Secretary-General Anna Veneziano introducing UNIDROIT and its mandate, working methods, instruments, areas of work and current Work Programme 2023-2025. Then, Legal Officer Philine Wehling presented the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts, discussing their origin and content, uses and benefits, as well as reviewing data on their usage in practice. Both presentations were followed by lively Q&A sessions with the faculty’s students and other participants.
The Conference was the first event of a planned series of conferences modelled around UNIDROIT’s instruments and areas of work, jointly organised by the Institute and Özyeğin University Law School. The event took place in the framework of the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between the institutions which aims at strengthening academic cooperation and exchange.