Sona Ganatra is a legal director in Fox Williams’ corporate regulatory and financial services team specialising in financial services regulatory issues and disciplinary and internal investigations both inside and outside the regulated sector. Sona advises on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious regulatory issues including financial crime, fraud, bribery and corruption, the market abuse regime, insider trading, consumer credit related activities, payment services, and the change in control regime.
Sona was previously seconded to the Enforcement Division of the (then) Financial Services Authority, providing her with an invaluable insight into regulatory investigations and disciplinary actions. She has been instructed on a number of complex and cross-border regulatory investigations for senior executives. Most recently, she was instructed in relation to the regulatory investigations into the manipulation of LIBOR, EURIBOR and FX. She also has extensive experience of high-profile corporate investigations involving issues of financial crime; bribery and corruption; and employee fraud.
She has published numerous articles and led training sessions in relation to the Money Laundering Regulations and Handbook requirements; the Bribery Act 2010; and the Fraud Act 2006. Sona is a solicitor advocate (higher courts civil).