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Kathryn is a highly accomplished legal professional with an LLB and LLM in commercial/corporate law from the University of Kwazulu-Natal. With over 13 years of experience, she has served as a Head of Legal Affairs and Group Company Secretary for international companies. Kathryn’s expertise lies in providing valuable legal guidance and insights to clients, leveraging her deep understanding of corporate and commercial law, corporate governance and Board Advisory.
Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence, Kathryn focuses on the regulatory and ethical considerations of AI. Her goal is to offer valuable perspectives to companies and their boards, assisting them in navigating the complex world of AI technologies. Additionally, Kathryn is a skilled public speaker and conducts workshops and educational training sessions, empowering industries with her knowledge and expertise. Kathryn’s extensive legal background and international exposure affords her the ability to bridge the gap between law and technology, and dedication to delivering exceptional services.

Based on Kathryn’s experience she assists clients with the following:

  1. General Legal advisory: Expert guidance on all areas of corporate and commercial law, assisting clients in navigating legal complexities and making informed decisions.
  2. Commercial agreements: Drafting, negotiating, and concluding a wide range of commercial agreements, ensuring our clients’ interests are protected.
  3. Debt management and legal support: Legal assistance and strategic advice in debt management matters, helping clients navigate financial challenges while ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  4. Litigation management: With expertise in litigation management, she provides comprehensive support throughout the legal dispute resolution process, including case analysis, strategy development, and representation.
  5. Corporate statutory compliance: Specialisation in ensuring our clients meet all legal and regulatory obligations specific to their operations in the required jurisdictions in Africa.
  6. Company Secretarial Support and Governance: Comprehensive Company Secretarial Support, Board Advisory, Artificial Intelligence Advisory to Boards to cultivate awareness.
  7. Director Training and Inductions: We offer tailored training and inductions for directors, ensuring they are equipped with the necessary knowledge and understanding of industry-specific requirements and best practices.
  8. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Legal and Ethical advisory: Offering guidance on legal and ethical considerations surrounding AI technologies, helping clients navigate regulatory frameworks and develop responsible AI strategies.
  9. Presentations, Workshops, and Trainings: We conduct engaging presentations, workshops, and training on various topics, including commercial law, contract drafting, and AI awareness. These sessions aim to educate and empower our clients with valuable insights and practical knowledge.

“At Caveat Legal, I take a proactive approach, staying abreast of the latest developments in corporate and commercial law as well as emerging legal areas such as AI law. This enables us to provide informed and strategic guidance to our clients, helping them navigate complex legal landscapes with confidence. ”

- Kathryn Rae Deppe