Katherine Sainty


Katherine is the founder and team leader at Sainty Law.  Katherine is a corporate and commercial lawyer who specialises in digital, technology and media law.

A partner at Allens Arthur Robinson for many years, Katherine gained significant experience advising clients from major technology, internet and media companies as well as Government departments and agencies. One of Katherine’s key strengths and areas of focus, in the highly regulated and fast changing technology and media industries, is her knowledge and ability to interpret legislation and its interaction with other laws and policies.

Katherine holds a Master of Laws, a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Finance. She is the Chair of the Law Council of Australia Media and Communications committee, Chair of the Film Exhibition and Distribution Code Administration Committee, Director and Treasurer of the International Association of Privacy Professionals ANZ and a member of the Privacy and Data Committee of the Law Society of NSW.  Katherine was a Director of the Sydney Film Festival from 2007-2011 and an advisor for the Network Insight Institute from 2007-2011.

Katherine delivers strategic, innovative and cost effective solutions for her clients by applying her strong commercial expertise, extensive industry experience, sophisticated project management techniques and broad regulatory skills.  She has been recognised in Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Lawyers, as pre-eminent in her field.

Katherine frequently presents to audiences and provides expert commentary on current commercial and regulatory issues, most recently on digital industries, privacy and data protection and cyber resilience issues.


Eva Lu


Eva has experience in significant commercial transactions, advising on corporate structuring and drafting complex commercial agreements.

Eva joined the Sainty Law team as an associate in April 2016. She was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in July 2015. She is also a volunteer lawyer for the Arts Law Centre of Australia. Prior to joining Sainty Law, Eva worked as a paralegal and then an associate in private legal practice for two years.

Eva has a keen interest in issues in intellectual property, technology and media law. She is the current Co-Publication Officer of the Communications, Entertainment and Technology Law Committee of NSW Young Lawyers, the Young Lawyers representative to the Privacy and Data Committee of the Law Society of NSW and an active member of the Australian Communications and Media Law Association and Copyright Society of Australia. She is a regular contributor to the Sainty Law blog on issues of intellectual property, cybersecurity and privacy.

Before starting her legal studies, Eva worked in the Commonwealth Department of Finance as a regulatory policy officer. Not only has this experience given her valuable insight into the workings of the Australian Parliament and the Public Service, it also equipped her with skills in framing policy and providing comprehensive commercial and regulatory advice.

Eva holds a Juris Doctor from the University of New South Wales, a Bachelor degree in International Studies from the University of Sydney and a Master of International Law from the Australian National University. Apart from English proficiency, she reads and writes Chinese and speaks Mandarin.


Sean Farrell

Office Manager

Sean joined the Sainty Law Team as Katherine’s Executive Assistant and the firm’s Office Manager in February 2016.

Sean is an excellent communicator with a friendly and approachable style, which makes him a great asset to both the team and our clients.  Having worked at Bunnings Head Office for many years, Sean gained considerable experience in providing executive, administrative and customer support.  His time at Bunnings also shaped his strong customer focused attitude towards finding business solutions.

Sean holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne and he is currently studying towards his Diploma in Law through the Legal Profession Admission Board / Law Extension Committee at the University of Sydney.  He is a student member of the NSW Young Lawyers and has a keen interest in the law.

Among Sean’s other interests are cycling, boxing for fitness, politics and current affairs.  He also has a passion for French language, loves to cook and has recently taken up baking sourdough.