Marta Barandiy

To describe myself in short, I put my life in just few words:

My soul is built of Belgo-Ukrainian pieces,

My experience comes from a multinational background;

I defended my doctoral thesis at the University of Germany’s Saarland;

I gained law specialisation to apply within my organisation;

I founded a non-profit, and a mobile application;

I research International relations and human rights violations;

I speak English, two native, and three Belgian languages

To bring up the gender equality messages;

I am married by Islam to a Pakistani man with the name Imran;

Thousands things that I create, be it projects, poems or events 

Are my values manifests, both by Bible and Koran.

Though, my most important cause in life is not to be a perfect wife,

It is to help the Angels rise, to teach my children thinking wise,

To help the Angels brighten sun, enlighten Jannet and Ryan.

Forgive me, if you did not understand who I am, so here is a more official way to present myself:

I am Doctor Juris with a Ph.D. degree gained at the University of Saarland, Germany
I am Postgraduate in Eur. Law with a LL.M. degree gained at the Europainstitut, Germany

I am a specialist in International and European Law as well as the Law of Human Rights

My work experience includes following:
  • Of Counsel at Asters Law Firm, Head of Brussels office, 2018 – now
  • Editor-in-chief of Brussels Ukraїna Review, a journal on the relations between Russia, Ukraine, and the European Union, 2019 – now / pro bono
  • Founder of the mobile application Leads Ukraine, 2019 / pro bono
  • Guest Lecturer at the Ukrainian Free University in Munich, 2017 – now
  • Founder at NGO Promote Ukraine in Brussels, 2014 – now / pro bono
  • Analytical Consultant at the European Parliament in Brussels, 2004
  • Researcher at the Mission of Ukraine to the EU in Brussels, 2007
  • Research Associate and Legal Adviser at the law firm Noerr in Munich and Kyiv, 2008-2009
  • Problem Solver, complaint handler and customer service coordinator at Volvo Group in Gent, 2011-2016

I am fluent in English, German, Polish, Ukrainian and Russian; good in French and Dutch, and I understand some Urdu.

I have excellent communication, negotiation, coordination, analytical, problem-solving and advocacy skills

My featured talents are organisational, entrepreneurial, and bridge-building

I studied in Austria, Germany, Belgium, and Ukraine, graduated from Ivan Franko National University Lviv (Master diploma with distinction) and the University of Saarland, Saarbruecken

And sometimes, I write poems, usually, in Ukrainian.

Most of the pictures of me on my website are made by


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