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Sona Ganatra is a partner at Fox Williams LLP specialising in financial services regulatory investigations and internal investigations. She has extensive experience in advising corporates and individuals on a broad range of regulatory issues, particularly in relation to financial crime (such as money laundering, bribery and corruption, and fraud) as well as issues arising in relation to consumer-credit activities, payment services and e-money. She is regularly instructed in relation to FCA and SFO investigations, prosecutions and enforcement action against corporates and senior individuals. She also has extensive experience of high-profile corporate investigations advising on issues of self reporting to and liaising with a variety of regulatory bodies and prosecuting authorities.
Earlier in her career, Sona was seconded to the Enforcement Division of the Financial Services Authority, where she appeared before the Regulatory Decisions Committee and participated in settlement discussions with financial institutions. This provided her with invaluable insight into regulatory investigations and disciplinary actions.
Sources describe Sona as ‘energetic and detailed; incredibly personable and reassuring’ (The Legal 500, 2020) and having an ‘incredible knowledge of the area’ (The Legal 500, 2020), She is recognised as understanding ‘the commercial realities and personal pressures of investigations and proceedings and help[ing] clients manage both’ (The Legal 500, 2019) and as ‘an expert on UK banking regulation’ who regularly represents senior executives who are subject to regulatory investigations (The Legal 500, 2017).
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