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Marianna Ukrainets

CEO, AirLaw.Pro

Slovakia

Bio

 Marianna is an entrepreneur, International lawyer, Aviation law expert and CEO of AirLaw.Pro.

 Marianna graduated with Summa cum laude degree from Kyiv International University and received her LL.M. in University van Amsterdam. Before she started own business, she worked at various international and medium-sized law firms. As an avid traveler herself, Marianna founded AirLaw.Pro following a terrible experience on a disrupted flight. Marianna is creating a data driven, proactive service notifying passengers in real-time. Her goal is to make it as easy as possible for other air passengers to assert their legal rights, right at the moment when they are struggling at the airports.  She’s working tirelessly to raise public awareness of air passengers legal rights.

AirLaw.Pro was awarded as the winner of the leading European LegalTech program HiiL – Innovating Justice challenge in November 2019. Marianna also represented AirLaw.Pro on HiiL`s International Innovating Justice LegalTech conference on February 2020 in The Hague.

Contribution to Legal Tech

Marianna figured out the legal-tech project, able to help millions of passengers experiencing canceled or delayed flight pro-active way. Global aviation statistics are saying more than 20,000,000 passengers a year are affected by disrupted flights. 85% of them are not receiving any money even if they are eligible for compensation. Thanks to Marianna`s innovation, air-passengers can learn their right and receive the step-by-step manual, just in time when they experience problems in airports. It is useful mainly for occasional travelers, non-English speakers with poor language skills. Moreover, some passengers can claim compensation from airlines through Marianna’s company easier than ever before. This year Marianna tested her legal-tech startup and personally helped more than 500 air-passengers manually. She was able to verify her business concept and test minimal valuable product of her company. During this test period, Marianna was able to pay her clients thousands of euros on compensations, even if this industry was strongly affected by COVID-19. 

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