Nathan Hodge

Nathan Hodge

Nathan Hodge is a partner in the King & Wood Mallesons M&A group in Sydney specialising in superannuation, life insurance and funds management.  With over 15 years experience, Nathan has advised major banks and wealth management institutions, retail, industry and corporate funds, public sector schemes, investment managers and administrators across all areas of financial services law, including: 

  • Investments - investment management arrangements for listed assets and unlisted assets, investment structures, private equity and infrastructure investments and transition management arrangements
  • Governance - involving board policies, delegations, director liability, director duties
  • Outsourcing - including advising on custody, administration, investment management and securities lending arrangements
  • Product - involving advice on insurance redesign, product termination, mobile / tablet apps, interactive calculators, benefit redesign and defined benefit restructuring, development of innovative investment options
  • Successor fund transfers - such as advising on corporate plan transfers between institutions, super fund rationalisation and staff fund mergers
  • Regulatory and disclosure - relating to review of regulated documents (eg. PDSs, SENs, annual statements), RSE licensing, MySuper authorisation.

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Nathan is independently recognised as a leading superannuation lawyer in Best Lawyers in 2013 and 2014.

In 2014, Nathan Hodge was awarded a Financial Services Council (FSC) Industry Excellence Award for his contribution to the government’s recent MySuper reforms.

Prior to joining KWM, Nathan:

  • Advised a major life insurance and superannuation provider in relation to the two of the largest fund mergers in Australia
  • Assisted industry and wealth management clients in developing and implementing product changes, including unitisation of investment options and enhanced insurance cover
  • Acted for a major wealth management organisation in establishing and developing their corporate superannuation offering
  • Worked with a range of retail and industry funds in their implementation of major reforms, including Stronger Super licensing and short form Product Disclosure Statements.


  • 1997: Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Bachelor of Science, University of Technology, Sydney
  • 2003: Master of Laws (Hons), University of Technology, Sydney.


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