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Edyta Knizewska

FIT Legal was founded by Edyta Kniżewska, a derivatives lawyer, to offer a specialist legal consultancy born out of  years of hands on experience on the buy-side, sell-side and in private practice.

Edyta is a lawyer qualified to practice in England and Ireland. Having established her career in commercial litigation, Edyta started pursuing other avenues and came across a niche of lawyers specialising in trading agreements and derivative negotiations. Edyta went on to practice in the field of derivatives becoming a legal counsel and negotiator for Credit Suisse. Her next  move was to Man Group plc. It was in banking and finance that Edyta progressed her career in the derivatives market after leaving private practice before setting up FIT Legal.

With a mission to positively disrupt the sell-side / buy-side collaboration FIT Legal  helps market participants navigate through the myriad of trading relationships, whilst achieving quicker time to market for clients by delivering more structured and tailored solutions to trading documentation negotiations.

A more personalised approach allows the buy-side to launch their products more seamlessly and the sell-side to better understand, often delicate intricacies of the buy-side processes, hence be more accommodating.

Neal Lodhia

Neal Lodhia is the co-owner, a buy-side specialist and a senior consultant at FIT Legal. He is responsible for driving end-to-end solutions for asset management clients across a wide range of strategies and multiple jurisdictions.

Neal is a qualified lawyer, specialising in trading documentation and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining FIT Legal, Neal spent ten years at Man Group plc where he was a Global IBOR Transition Program Manager and has gained a broad range of expertise across onboarding, KYC, trading documentation, business transformation, regulatory reporting, operations and project management.

Neal’s last role was Buy Side Specialist within S&P Global’s Market Intelligence Division. Neal has a Law and Economics bachelor’s degree from SOAS University of London (SOAS) and two postgraduate degrees, a masters of Comparative Commercial Law from SOAS and a Masters in Law (LLM) from BPP Law School, London.

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