LONDON – August 30, 2023 – Edyta Knizewska, a derivatives documentation expert and founder of FIT Legal (a boutique legal consultancy business) and Derivatives Lab, is now sharing her expertise in a first-of-its-kind online course, ISDA Lab, on understanding and negotiating ISDA Master Agreements – the standard document regularly used to govern over-the-counter derivatives transactions.
Knizewska is a legal consultant, negotiator and derivatives lawyer by trade who has spent more than a 15 years working in the financial services industry. Having worked with and learned from some of the brightest minds in the derivatives documentation industry, Knizewska is now eager to share her knowledge with industry professionals through her Derivatives Lab platform.
Her ISDA Lab course “ is a chance for students to invest in themselves and take their careers and lives to the next level,” said Knizewska, who serves as a legal and business consultant to high-profile asset and investment management firms, FTSE 100 companies and broker dealers.
Having trained in commercial litigation, she left the specialty to become a legal counsel working for a global investment bank and decided to pursue a career in the field. She joined Credit Suisse as its legal counsel and soon headed the company’s OTC documentation team
Hungry to explore more opportunities within the industry, Knizewska decided to move to the buy-side and joined Man Group PLC, the world’s largest listed hedge fund manager. “I had a fantastic time at Man. This is where I grew and developed not only as a derivatives lawyer, but also as a manager co-heading their prime brokerage and trading legal team in London,” she said.
This breadth of sell side and buy side experience, and her vivacious style makes Knizewska a compelling course creator and among her achievements, she won recognition in 2023 alone from Global Advisory Experts; as a Leading Professional Worldwide by Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards magazine; and by CIO.com as a Visionary Woman Leader Making An Impact.
In addition, Lawyer Monthly awarded her with Women in Law Awards – Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year in 2021, 2022 and 2023.
ISDA Lab will only be available to purchase for 10 days in October, so don’t miss out – sign up to the waitlist: https://derivativescourses.com/enroll/