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Dawson, Sandra

Firm: EY Financial Services
Position: Associate Tax Partner, Financial Services Office
Address: EY Building Harcourt Centre Harcourt Street Dublin 2
Phone: 353 1 221 2454
Fax: 353 1 475 0557
Personal URL:

Special Areas:

Taxation of financial services in particular insurance.


Sandra Dawson is an Associate Tax Partner with EY who leads the Insurance Tax practice within the Financial Services Organisation. She has over 20 years' experience advising domestic and international insurance companies on structuring and Irish tax matters. She has assisted many international insurance companies in establishing operations in Ireland to sell into the EU. She is advising International clients on restructuring their business in response to Brexit.

Since joining EY, Sandra has been involved in a number of large projects involving insurance company and related service provider set-ups, international tax structuring, demutualisation, mergers as well as the provision of day-to-day advice. She has extensive experience in international tax structuring, cross-border planning, global tax minimisation strategies and assisting clients in overseas markets. Sandra has conducted a number of balance sheet reviews, for major international groups, from a tax perspective for the purposes of conversion to IFRS, US GAAP and Canadian GAAP. She also assists clients with transfer pricing and related issues.


Sandra has spoken at both domestic and international conferences and has written numerous articles in relation to insurance.


BComm, Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland


Member of the IFSC Insurance Tax Sub-group.