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Hoda Nahlous

Hoda Nahlous

Partner, KPMG Law

KPMG Australia

Hoda is a recognised expert in mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, equity capital markets, corporate governance and board advisory. She has a significant public profile and was recommended as a leading capital markets lawyer in The Legal 500 2018, Australia, Capital Markets.

She has authored numerous thought pieces in the areas of directors’ duties, corporate governance, equity capital markets, legal and regulatory changes and compliance, and has collaborated with the Australian Institute of Company Directors on publications in relation to issues concerning directors. Most recently, she was a key contributor to the ASX Entrepreneur’s Guide 2018.

Hoda regularly advises boards and companies on securities laws, directors duties, continuous disclosure requirements, best practice and ongoing corporate governance compliance and requirements, conflicts management and independence related matters, board committee formations, director rotation, annual and extraordinary general meetings and other corporate law and regulatory requirements.

She has extensive financial services, banking and regulatory experience, as well as in-house legal experience, and has held senior-in house counsel roles at a major infrastructure organisation and at a leading global investment bank.

Hoda was a key member of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Taskforces into the HIH and James Hardie Investigations, two of the highest profile wins for the Commission, 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)

  • 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

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