Katerina Sandford


  • LLB (Hons), The College of Law, 2008
  • LPC, The College of Law, 2008
  • GDL, The College of Law, 2007
  • BA (History), Royal Holloway, University of London, 2006


  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2010
  • Associate Member, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments

Katerina Sandford


Katerina Sandford is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s government enforcement practice group.  Katerina assists clients with matters related to anti-bribery and corruption, international sanctions and anti-money laundering. She regularly assists with corporate investigations and also conducts pre-acquisition due diligence on cross-border transactions on behalf of private equity clients. Katerina has also represented individuals in connection with investigations by regulators in the U.S. and U.K. into allegations of manipulation of LIBOR.


  • Acting for Goldman Sachs European Special Situations Group and TPG Opportunities Partners in connection with their joint acquisition of the Lundy Portfolio from Lloyds Banking Group.
  • Advising various investment managers UK and European financial services regulation, including the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and the Payment Services Directive.
  • Advising various investment managers on compliance systems and controls including anti-money laundering, sanctions, anti-bribery, market abuse and data protection.
  • Acting for various investment managers in M&A transactions and providing support on corporate transactions, particularly undertaking regulatory due diligence of target companies and advising on regulatory filings and approvals.
  • Advising private equity managers on their options for structuring their European businesses and fund raising in Europe in light of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, as well as fund raising restrictions and requirements in various other jurisdictions, including the Middle East and Asia.


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  • “The Impact of the RDR on alternative investment managers,” International Banking and Financial Law (January 2013)