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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 firms and individuals on a broad range of regulatory issues, including conduct rule breaches; allegations of financial crime (such as money laundering, bribery and corruption, and fraud), as well as contentious issues arising in the fintech sector relating to consumer-credit activities, payment services and e-money. She is regularly instructed in relation to FCA and SFO investigations, prosecutions and enforcement actions 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.
Sona is ranked as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500. Sources describe her as ‘energetic and detailed; incredibly personable and reassuring’ and having an ‘incredible knowledge of the area’ (The Legal 500). She is recognised for understanding ‘the commercial realities and personal pressures of investigations and proceedings and help[ing] clients manage both’ (The Legal 500). Sona is also ranked in Chambers and is described as ‘outstanding; I would say she is meticulous, methodical and very well organised’ and as having ‘great industry insight’ (Chambers UK).
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.
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