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.
Belyndy joins the Sainty Law team with multi-jurisdictional experience in commercial, intellectual property, and technology law.
Belyndy has advised Australian Government and private sector clients in procurement and contracting; advocated for leading UK visual artists in complex copyright issues; and has represented traditional owners in native title applications.
She is a member of the NSW Young Lawyers and a contributor to The Practitioner’s Guide to Social Media and the Law. She has presented at national and international conferences, including the Art Law Conference at the University of Cambridge.
Belyndy has a postgraduate degree in history and has published on topics including cultural heritage, anti-war movements and the social history of theatres. She began her working life as a museum curator, where the legal challenges of digitisation and artefact repatriation sparked her interest in law.
Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2013, Belyndy holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne and studied on a scholarship at King’s College London’s Centre for Transnational Legal Studies.
Natasha first joined the Sainty Law team as a paralegal before stepping into her role as a Graduate Lawyer.
Her keen interest in the intersection of the law, technology and media led her to studying a combined Bachelor of Law and Media (Honours) degree at Macquarie University, where she majored in journalism. As part of her law degree, Natasha also completed an overseas exchange program at the University of Lancaster in the United Kingdom.
While currently in the early years of her career, Natasha brings her diverse working experience to Sainty Law. While she was studying, she worked at a finance company where she focussed on providing business and marketing support. She then gained legal experience at a community legal centre as well as in litigation before commencing an internship with the in-house legal team at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
It was at the ABC where Natasha cemented her interest in media law, technology law and privacy law.