Dr Philine Wehling has been working as a Legal Officer at the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) since 2019. She is primarily responsible for the joint project by UNIDROIT and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) to develop of a Model Law on Warehouse Receipts, as well as for the implementation of projects related to agricultural trade and sustainable development.
Before joining UNIDROIT, for almost eight years, Dr Wehling worked as a Legal Specialist at the Legal Office of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), providing legal advice and legislative assistance to governments and contributing to the standard-setting work of the Organization. In particular, she worked on matters related to trade in agro-food products, agriculture finance, sustainable agricultural production and development, and natural resources management.
Throughout her appointment with the FAO Legal Office, she was responsible for the entire portfolio of agriculture finance legislation projects and related normative work. Dr Wehling further served as a Legal Advisor at the German Federal Ministry of Justice, where she was in charge of international cooperation in consumer law. She holds a Ph.D. in international law from the University of Heidelberg and lectures on international trade law at the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO).