On 21 September 2022, Legal Officer Philine Wehling participated in the ADB expert talk on “Innovative Agri-Finance Products to Help Address Food Insecurity in ADB Developing Member Countries”. The webinar was opened with welcome remarks by Mr Thomas Clark (General Counsel, ADB), and the expert panel moderated by Mr Ben Sandstad (Senior Counsel, Trade and Supply Chain Finance Programs, Office of the General Counsel, ADB). Ms Wehling presented the joint UNCITRAL/UNIDROIT Model Law on Warehouse Receipts Project, including the objectives, scope and potential uses of the future Model Law and its accompanying Guide to Enactment. UNIDROIT working group experts Mr Marek Dubovec (Director of Law Reform Programs, International Law Institute) and Mr Lamon Rutten (Chief Executive Officer, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mining Exchange) also delivered presentations on agriculture finance innovations during the webinar.
The Webinar Programme is available at https://www.lpradb.org/webinars/agri-finance-products-food-insecurity/index.html