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Entrepreneurship

Dr. Elena Mechik

COO & Co-Founder, INHUBBER

Germany

Bio

•Elena Mechik is the CEO and co-founder of the INHUBBER, a Contract Lifecycle Management Platform. At INHUBBER she leads the development of the trusted, transparent and affordable Legal Tech software. In 2009, she founded the Non-Governmental Organization “umWELTweit” where she empowers the timber supply chain transparency based on the blockchain-based contract management. She is a guest lecturer for strategic management at the Touro College Berlin, holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business from Touro College Berlin (2008), master’s degree in engineering and economics from the Technical University of Berlin (2011), and a doctorate in earth sciences from the University of Hamburg (2017). At the London School of Economics, she has acquired her expertise in Development Economics (2014).

Contribution to Legal Tech

Elena got her legal background from her studies in Industrial Engineering and Business Administration where she has received a deep understanding of business law. During her Ph.D. studies, she has analyzed how legal rights contribute to a transparent timber supply chain, can reduce the illegal logging of tropical forests, and mitigate climate change.
Her deep understanding of Legal Tech she has received as the COO and later CEO of INHUBBER. Under her leadership, INHUBBER developed from an R&D project at the Humboldt University in Berlin to one of the fastest growing Blockchain and AI-based contract management platforms in Germany. By combining the methods of legal design thinking and the philosophy of access to justice, Elena and her team create Legal Tech solutions that are intuitive, transparent, and affordable. Her work has and will continue having a major impact on Legal Tech especially in the field of contract automation through Blockchain-based smart contracts. 

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Knowledge Management Lawyer, Taylor Wessing

Public Services, Politics & Social

Nicole Narewski

Managing Director, German Bar Association