Edyta Knizewska 6 United Kingdom Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year Founder of FIT Legal Solutions “I think that now more than ever before, the horizon looks very appealing forwomen who are looking to make a bigger impact and succeed in the banking andfinance industry andwhowill showthat, in aflexible anddynamicworking environment, they can achieve great things,” www.fitlegalsolutions.com | www.derivativeslab.co.uk To win our banking and finance lawyer of the year award once is no mean feat. To do so twice in consecutive years takes success to a completely new level. But that is exactly what Edyta Knizewska has achieved. The founder of FIT Legal Solutions, a boutique legal consultancy, and Derivatives Lab, a pioneering digital educational platform sharing knowledge about the banking and finance industry, Edyta was determined not to rest on her laurels following her award last year. A return to normality post COVID pandemic was soon engulfed by international economic turmoil, testing the best in all aspects of professional practice. However, Edyta has succeeded in driving her business forward with great entrepreneurial zeal, growing her client portfolio to include global asset managers, insurance companies and asset allocators, and is building a team around her. As someone who knows only too well the restrictions of working in a corporate environment, Edyta has flourished in the more flexible and dynamic landscape of professional practice, carving out a niche where a highly personalised approach offering bespoke business and legal solutions is proving very productive.