Katherine Sainty


A partner at Allens Linklaters for many years, Katherine gained significant experience advising clients from major technology, internet and media companies as well as Government departments and agencies. In the highly regulated and fast changing technology and media industries, one of Katherine’s key strengths lies in her ability to interpret legislation and its interaction with other laws and policies and deliver astute business solutions for her clients.

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 holds a Master of Laws, a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance).

She is the past Chair of the Law Council of Australia, Media and Communications committee, Chair of the Film Exhibition and Distribution Code Administration Committee (FEDCAC), Katherine was a Director of the Sydney Film Festival from 2007-2011, and a Director and Treasurer of the International Association of Privacy Professionals ANZ from 2016-2019.

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.

Katherine spends a lot of her spare time on the water, rowing and sailing, throwing in occasional hiking and skiing adventures.