Simon Aitken
Partner - Melbourne

Simon is a Partner of the Tax Services division in Melbourne. 

Simon has over 25 years of corporate tax consulting experience, predominately for Australian publicly listed companies and Australian subsidiaries of multi-nationals.

Simon advises extensively to clients in the resources, building and infrastructure industries.


Advising clients on all aspects of taxation law at both a compliance and strategic level

  • International tax law considerations including in-bound investment, out-bound investment, international structuring of debt and equity positions, thin-capitalisation, and tax effective profit repatriation to shareholders;

  • Tax consolidation formation and joining events;

  • Tax due diligence reviews for take-overs and management of vendor divestments;

  • Advising on the tax implications of group restructures;

  • Representing clients with ATO reviews, audits, ruling submissions and tax management matters;

  • Establishing tax governance and tax management strategies;

  • Advising on tax laws specific to the mining and petroleum sectors including capital allowance provisions and the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax; and

  • Tax compliance and tax effect accounting solutions.
  • Tax Services in Melbourne


  • Advising ASX listed resource companies in project financing and structuring for major new projects (both mining and oil projects);

  • Advising an ASX listed company on the tax implications of a convertible note issue to be listed on the Singapore stock exchange;

  • Advising an ASX listed company demerge a subsidiary, including successfully negotiating a class ruling for shareholders with the ATO;

  • Advising on a multi-national tax due-diligence project for an ASX listed entity;

  • Project finance and tax due diligence on major transport infrastructure projects in Australia;

  • Successfully managing large ATO risk reviews and audits for both income tax and PRRT.


  • Associate, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Fellow, Taxation Institute of Australia


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Swinburne University)
  • Masters of Taxation (Monash University)
  • Registered tax agent