Sam Nichols

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Secretary: Shahin Satvilker 020 3465 4365
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Sam is the Head of Construction at Maples Teesdale and has 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. Sam is a lead partner in the Alternatives sector team.

Professional experience:

  • Advised 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
  • Advising City, University of London on extensive works in several phases comprising demolition, enabling and construction, in respect of the design and construction of an educational facility building at the University’s site in Sebastian Street, London
  • Advised Legal and General’s Property Income Fund on works at the Meadows Shopping Centre Chelmsford
  • Acted for Patrizia on the construction aspects of the acquisition and redevelopment of Abingdon Business Park, Oxon
  • Advised 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

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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