A photographic portrait of Daniel Sandler

Daniel Sandler


Tax Law Services

Office Toronto

Daniel is a skilled advocate, representing clients in cases before the Tax Court of Canada, Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Canada and various provincial superior courts. He is recognized as one of the leading tax litigators in Canada by Chambers International, Chambers Global, Lexpert and Best Lawyers.


Prior to joining EY Law as a partner, Daniel was a professor at the Faculty of Law, The University of Western Ontario, where he taught tax law from 1995 to 2010.

Daniel has served as a consultant to the OECD, the Auditor-General of Canada, and the Technical Committee on Business Taxation. He has written several books and numerous articles and spoken worldwide on various aspects of tax law and policy.


  • Bachelor of Laws (Toronto), 1986
  • Master of Laws (Cambridge), 1989
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Cambridge), 2006
  • Barrister and Solicitor (ON), 1988

Select Publications

Daniel’s recent publications include:

  • “Settling Tax Disputes: Is It All About the Money?” in Pooja Mihailovich and John Sorensen, eds., Tax Disputes in Canada: The Path Forward (2022)
  • “Disputing Denied Downward Transfer-Pricing Adjustments” Canadian Tax Journal (2019) [with L Watzinger]
  • “(Can’t Get No) Satisfaction? Look Beyond the Fairness Provisions” 2018 Conference Report (CTF) [with A Blackler]


  • Co-Editor, Canadian Tax Journal (2019 – present)
  • Faculty, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, International Tax LLM (Taxation of Entertainers and Athletes), 2008-2015
  • Lecturer, CPA’s In-Depth Transfer Pricing Course (Part II) (Transfer Pricing in the Courts), 2013-2014

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