Simone advises both international and Australian domestic businesses. She focuses her practice on tax planning (specialising in indirect taxes such as GST, stamp duty and customs), restructuring, acquisitions and managing tax controversies in Australia.
Simone is a go-to person for advising companies in the digital economy / tech industry, investing/selling into Australia and managing cross border tax disputes. She has worked on the West Coast of the United States, advising US based multinationals and technology companies on Australian tax issues. She is known for being at the forefront of tax policy and tax law developments, understanding the application to a variety of business structures and supply chains. She has recently been appointed by the Australian Treasury to a group of experts providing input on tax policy and law. Simone holds a leadership role on the Firm's Global Indirect Tax Steering Committee.
The Legal 500 has noted "Simone Bridges is a standout name for cross-border GST and duty matters" - Legal 500 (2020). She is ranked by Legal 500 as a Next Generation Partner and is listed as a Women Leader in Tax by the International Tax Review. Simone is also an author and contributor to Thomson Reuters and CCH tax commentary.
Simone has been a guest speaker at University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales, and is a regular panellist and presenter at Global Taxation Executive Institute events, the Global Tax Disputes Forum and the Asia Pacific Tax conference.