Simon Bird

Simon Bird

Tax Partner

Manufacturing | Technology, Media & Telecoms

Corporate Tax Services | Corporate International Tax Services


I am an international tax partner specialising in advising multinational businesses with regards to the international tax aspects of cross-border structuring.

I particularly enjoy working with clients in the manufacturing sector, having always had an interest in how products are made, and how companies throughout history have innovated to revolutionise their supply chains and manufacturing processes. I have over 15 years’ experience working with businesses in the manufacturing sector and have worked with a number of international businesses helping them to manage their international tax profile in a fast-changing world.

I have worked in the International Tax and Transaction Services team within a Big 4 accounting firm for 12 years, spending time working in both the UK and New York, and during this time supported many UK and USA listed manufacturing businesses.

I also have significant experience leading international tax teams across multiple jurisdictions in order to help clients implement complex business driven reorganisations, facilitate acquisitions and disposals, and effectively manage multi-territory tax controversy.

My technical specialisms are in a number of areas of UK tax legislation that are most relevant to multinational businesses, including the UK Hybrid and Other Mismatch rules, Diverted Profits Tax, Offshore Receipts from Intangible Property, and the application of the UK Controlled Foreign Company rules.

I also have extensive experience of working with the UK tax authority to secure advanced certainty for clients in respect of complex international tax issues, as well as helping clients to successfully resolve tax controversy arising as a result of enquiries and assessments raised by HMRC.