Neil Brydges

Principal Lawyer

Accredited Specialist in Tax Law

+61 3 9611 0176

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Neil is a Principal Lawyer in the business law area, with a particular focus on taxation advice and disputes.

Taxation law is a complex area. Neil’s aim is to provide technical expertise to clients, commercially applied and in a friendly and approachable manner.

Neil’s practice involves advice, audits, disputes, and transactions. The client mix includes both family groups and business enterprises. Neil also regularly assists professional advisors, including tax agents, accountants and financial advisors, to understand complex legal issues and help them to better assist their own clients.

Neil is a Chartered Tax Advisor with The Tax Institute and accredited as a specialist in taxation law with the Law Institute of Victoria.

In 2019, Neil was named one of Australia's “Best Lawyers of the Year” in the practice of tax law. The list is compiled by United States peer-review company Best Lawyers and was published in the Australian Financial Review.

Neil’s areas of practice include:

  • company and international taxation;

  • mergers and acquisitions;

  • capital gains tax;

  • Division 7A;

  • family trust arrangements;

  • cross-border financing;

  • inbound and outbound investment;

  • foreign currency transactions and the taxation of financial arrangements; and

  • goods and services tax (GST).

Neil participates in tax policy, advocacy, and reform through his roles with the following organisations:

  • Chair of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Taxation and Revenue Law Committee

  • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Tax Law Specialisation Committee

  • Member of The Tax Institute’s SME & Tax Practitioner, Dispute Resolution, and GST Tax Committees

  • Member of the Tax Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia

  • Member of the International Fiscal Association

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