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 Linklaters 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, and a member of the ANZ Advisory Committee of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Katherine was a Director of the Sydney Film Festival from 2007-2011, an advisor for the Network Insight Institute from 2007-2011 and a Director and Treasurer of the formerly incorporated International Association of Privacy Professionals ANZ from 2016-2019.

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.