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Simone Bridges

Partner
Baker & McKenzie

Biography

Simone is part of the Sydney office of Baker McKenzie and holds a leadership role on the Firm's Global Indirect Tax Steering Committee, representing the Asia-Pacific region.

Simone has been listed as a Women Leader in Tax two years in a row by the International Tax Review (2016 and 2017) and has also been ranked by Legal 500 as a New Generation Lawyer for 2018. Simone is a regular panelist and speaker at tax events such as the Tax Executive Institute's International Tax workshops and the annual International VAT/GST Conference hosted in Europe.

Practice Focus

Simone advises multinationals and large domestic clients on Australian tax issues and primarily specialises in indirect taxes, cross border tax issues, managing tax controversy for multinationals and customs/trade. Her practice includes planning and advisory work, tax disputes as well as negotiations with revenue officials on a range of matters.

Professional Honors

  • Next Generation Lawyer, Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2018
  • Women in Tax Leader, International Tax Review, 2016 - 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Taxation Institute of Australia - Member
  • Law Society of New South Wales - Member
  • International Fiscal Association - Member

Admissions

  • New South Wales~Australia (2009)

Education

  • University of Sydney (LLM) (2017)
  • University of Wollongong (LLB Business Commerce Honors & Distinction) (2008)
  • University of California

Languages

  • English