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Sabine Sardou

Bird & Bird

Centre d'Affaires Edouard VII

3 square Edouard VII

75009 Paris


Direct: +33 (0)1 42 68 60 86

Tel: +33 (0)1 42 68 60 00

Fax: +33 (0)1 42 68 60 11



Sabine is a partner in Bird & Bird's international tax group, based in Paris.

Sabine Sardou is a highly-reputed specialist in international tax transfer pricing with more than 20 years of experience under her belt.

Sabine's specific focus is on defence, strategic tax planning and documentation work. Her recent assignments include corporate conversions into low-risk structures (limited-risk distributors, agents/commissionaires and consignment manufactures); advance pricing agreements; permanent establishment issue resolution; extensive negotiation with the French tax authorities through tax audits and tax litigation and successful tax defence memos regarding management fees, complex structuring (consulting services), and loss-making distributors.

She has experience across a number of sectors, including automotive IT, communications, pharmaceuticals, financial services and luxury goods.

After 20 years of transfer pricing practice in the international tax department of Big 4 law firms, including PwC, EY and for the last eight years, as a transfer pricing partner of Taj, the French member law firm of Deloitte, Sabine recently joined the very well-known international law firm, Bird & Bird.

Sabine teaches transfer pricing and international tax law at several French universities and business schools, and is a frequent participant in professional discussions and training seminars. She regularly writes transfer pricing-related articles for tax and business newspapers and magazines.

A member of the French Bar, Sabine also holds post-graduate degrees in tax and business law.


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