EY grows its International and Transactions Tax Services team in the North to meet increasing demand


EY has made a raft of senior appointments and promotions in its International and Transactions Tax Services (ITTS) team as demand for its services increases across the North.

As well as five senior appointments and three senior promotions, new graduates and experienced staff starting in September will further grow the Yorkshire and the North West ITTS team to around 50 people, underlining EY’s commitment to investing in growth across the North of England.

Martin Copley joins EY from Weir Group plc as an Associate Partner based in Manchester, focusing on transfer pricing; Antonio Zegovin is relocating from EY Milan to join as a senior manager in transfer pricing in Manchester; and Sahid Daud is joining as an international tax manager in Manchester, having previously worked at Amino Associates.

Jahangir Rashid joins as a director focusing on international tax in Leeds, while Helen Edwards joins as a director with experience in real estate in Manchester, both from KPMG.

EY’s internal promotions see Jo Smith returning to Manchester as a director in international tax after three years in New York; Simon Taylor being promoted to director in transfer pricing in Manchester; and Dan Dickinson being promoted to Associate Partner in the international tax team in Leeds.

Noam Handler, Partner and Head of Tax for National Markets, said:

“I really am delighted by the progress we have made in the local market in recent months both with our clients and in our ability to attract talent such as Jahangir, Helen, Sahid, Antonio and Martin. They are full of energy, enthusiasm and bring a wealth of experience to the team.

“Dan’s promotion to Associate Partner is thoroughly deserved and reflects his commitment to growing our business and the excellent client work he’s delivered during his time with EY.

“This is an exciting period of growth for our local tax practices and this investment in the team will enable us to further strengthen our offering to clients.”

EY’s multidisciplinary International and Transactions Tax Services (ITTS) team covers transactions tax, transfer pricing, international tax advisory and infrastructure and real estate tax advisory.