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Karla Hodgson

Fax +61.3.9205.2055

Ms. Hodgson is a corporate lawyer with a focus on negotiated and unregulated mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracting and corporate advisory.

Ms. Hodgson joined K&L Gates as a graduate, completing the graduate program and gaining exposure to corporate, private mergers and acquisitions, commercial sourcing, technology, privacy, finance, and insolvency and restructuring practice areas.

Professional Background

Ms. Hodgson has a background as a business analyst and inventory manager in the consumer goods and manufacturing sector, having worked in the area for over 10 years before undertaking further study in law.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Law Institute of Victoria member
  • Victorian Women Lawyers member
  • Assisting a leading electronics distributor on its acquisition of a global safety products and equipment supplier by way of a business sale and acquisition of three companies (in Australia, NZ and the U.S.).
  • Assisting an education provider in relation to the sale of shares in two education businesses to a Hong Kong listed purchaser.
  • Advising a tertiary education provider on the rollout of a new student management system platform, including preparing a services agreement.
  • Assisting a leading national fitness organisation in relation to a cloud services agreement.
  • Assisting a large mining and logistics organisation in relation to a software and services agreement for an ERP implementation.
  • Assisting a leading health analytics company in relation to a software agreement with a large health insurance agency.
  • Assisting a multi-national mining corporation in the preparation of its privacy and personal information handling procedures.
  • Assisting a client in handling and responding to the inadvertent disclosure of personal information of a sensitive nature.
  • Assisting an Australian sporting authority in connection with an organisation-wide review of its personal information handling practices.
  • Assisting a developer in the preparation and negotiation of an embedded network agreement for the installation and operation of an embedded broadband network within a large residential complex.
  • Advising a new LGBTIQ charity on incorporation and its corporate constitution.
  • Advising an Australian youth charity in relation to a sponsorship agreement.
  • Assisting large banking entities to facilitate loan recovery.
  • Assisting in advising insolvency practitioners on a range of issues relating to administrations, liquidations and receiverships.
  • Drafting court documents in Federal Court and Supreme Court proceedings.
  • Reviewing loan agreements and security documents for compliance and enforceability.
  • Assisting listed and unlisted companies with their commercial disputes.