Sam Nichols

Partner, Construction 020 3465 4374 vCard
Secretary: Shahin Satvilker 020 3465 4365
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Sector expertise: 

  • Transactional construction lawyer with extensive experience advising on the construction law aspects of acquisitions and disposals, regeneration, development and the provision of related infrastructure.  He also advises development funders on construction law aspects of secured lending arrangements

Professional experience:

  • Property Trust, advised by Standard Life Investments, on the construction aspects of a property swap transaction with SEGRO plc through which UKCPT sold to SEGRO a 27,800 sq m single-let, modern distribution warehouse in Brackmills, Northampton
  • Amsprop on the construction aspects of a new build scheme of the site at 117-121 Bishopsgate and Alderman’s House, opposite Liverpool Street Station to provide office and retail space
  • Legal and General’s Property Income Fund on works at the Meadows Shopping Centre Chelmsford
  • Rockspring on the construction aspects of the acquisition and redevelopment of Abingdon Business Park Oxon
  • London Properties Pte Limited on the design and construction of a mixed use building comprising business and retail space with 550 beds of student accommodation in North West London
  • Developer on track maintenance agreements for the Port of London Gateway
  • Government Agency on works relating to the Ipswich tidal barrier;
  • Lafarge Tarmac on the relocation of their concrete batching plant at Paddington New Yard as part of the Crossrail development

Professional history: 

  • Associate at Taylor Wessing LLP, 2000 – 2000
  • Partner at Taylor Wessing LLP, 2008 – 2012
  • Partner at Bircham Dyson Bell LLP, 2012 – 2015
  • Partner at Maples Teesdale LLP, February 2015 

Awards and Recognition:

  • Sam has been included in Chambers UK and Legal 500 for his work in construction
  • Sam Nichols heads the transactional arm of the Maples Teesdale LLP construction team and is well known for his representation of purchaser-side clients in the procurement and regeneration aspects of domestic projects. One client notes that he "has an impressive legal knowledge and always ensures all parties understand the issues in hand." Chambers UK 2018
  • At property boutique Maples Teesdale LLP, the ‘construction and commercial property departments work very well together to provide strong, clear advice’ to a range of property funds and developers. Practice head Sam Nichols focuses on non-contentious work and is advising TCCW Properties on the design and construction of a new high-rise building including 706 units of residential accommodation at Canary Wharf. In another highlight, Nichols continued to act for Legal & General’s UK Property Income Fund 2 on the redevelopment of the Grafton Centre in Cambridge. Legal 500 2017

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