Simon Bird, Partner - Corporate International Tax & Manufacturing sector Tax Lead

Simon Bird

Partner - Corporate International Tax & Manufacturing sector Tax Lead

BDO Birmingham

020 7486 5888

07971 716375

020 7893 2781


Simon is an international tax partner who specialises in advising multinational businesses with regards to the international tax aspects of cross-border structuring.

Simon has 13 years of experience working with businesses in the manufacturing sector, helping them to effectively manage their international tax profile. He 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.

Simon has 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.

His 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, Transfer Pricing and the application of the UK Controlled Foreign Company rules.

Simon also has 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.