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Miss Biaocci would, I am sure, be a real asset to your organisation, knowing as she does a great deal about the way a company such as yours operates.

Somehow "knowing" is out of place in this sentence, IMO.
Is it needed there?
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you could re-phrase it as 'as she knows a great deal' but 'knowing as she does' is perfectly acceptable in formal writing.
Ok. Thank you.
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Somehow I sense it should be either "knowing that" or "as".

"knowing as she does" is difficult for me to understand. Is "as she does" the object of "knowing"? Or is it an idiom?Emotion: rolleyes
You can't say 'knowing as a great deal about...' or 'knowing that a great deal about...'

a great deal about is being used here in the sense of 'a lot about'

She knows a lot about this type of business
Yes, it is OK:

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The penny has dropped.
It is a grammatical structure.
Knowing as she does hinges on each other.
(1)Miss Biaocci would be a real asset to your organisation, as she knows a lot about it.

(2)Miss Biaocci would be a real asset to your organisation, as she is knowing a lot about it.

(3)Miss Biaocci would be a real asset to your organisation, as she does knowing a lot about it.

(4)Miss Biaocci would be a real asset to your organisation, knowing as she does a a lot about it.

Are all of the above sentences correct?[A]

Is (4) the hyperbatic version of (3)?

Is (4) well acceptable in formal writing?
Not quite sure what you are asking here but options 2 and 3 are not grammatically correct.

4) yes this 'knowing as she does' phrasing is well accepted in formal writing. (well, with only one 'a' following it).

Another problem here though is that 'knowing as she does' is very formal, but 'a lot about it' is quite informal, so they create an awkward sentence when combined.
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