Hoda Nahlous

Partner, KPMG Law

KPMG Australia

Hoda is the NSW State Lead for Deals, Tax & Legal, and leads the governance practice for KPMG Law in Australia. She works closely with boards in the listed and unlisted for-profit environment, and not-for profit sectors on all matters related to directors duties, board and committee formation and conduct, stakeholder (shareholder, member, regulator) engagement and management.

As a securities law expert, Hoda specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, equity capital markets, corporate governance and board advisory.

In the unlisted environment, Hoda works closely with the growth ambitions of corporates through fundraising (equity, debt, hybrid), buy-side or sell-side transactions, group restructuring and resulting governance needs. She regularly advises corporates on their 'exit' strategy, whether through an IPO or other forms of exit. She has advised on numerous primary and secondary raisings, acting for both ASX-listed issuers and brokers, and for foreign and dual-listed clients on complex capital raisings, and ongoing corporate governance requirements.

Prior to KPMG, Hoda was a key member of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Taskforces into the HIH and James Hardie Investigations, where she played a key role in the Commission’s investigations of breaches of directors’ duties.

Areas of expertise
Board governance Capital Markets Corporate Governance Legal Services Mergers and acquisitions Middle Market Private companies Risk Management Tax Transactions
Education and qualifications
  • Bachelor of Laws (Order of Merit), Universty of New South Wales (2007)

  • Master of Laws (speciality, corporate and commercial law – with distinction), University of New South Wales (2012)

Accreditation
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales

  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

Professional involvement
  • Member of the Law Society of New South Wales