Sam Nickless

Chief Executive Officer

    Sam is a partner and the Chief Executive Officer at Gilbert + Tobin.

    He is responsible for the firm’s operational functions and plays a leadership role in the development and implementation of the firm’s strategy. With a focus on technology and innovation, Sam drives the firm to challenge the status quo, particularly in the delivery of legal services.

    Sam also represents the firm on the board of LegalVision, a technology-based legal start-up which is partly owned by Gilbert + Tobin.

    Before joining Gilbert + Tobin in 2015 as Chief Operating Officer, Sam was Head of Property Innovations at GPT Group, steering its response to the disruptive threats to its retail and office portfolios.  

    Sam has also worked as an executive at Aristocrat Leisure, National Australia Bank and as a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he served a range of clients in financial services, retail, agribusiness and telecommunications, with a focus on strategy and organisation.

    Sam has Economics and Law degrees from the University of Adelaide, and a Bachelor of Civil Law degree from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.


    Legal Innovator of the Year

    Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards Asia-Pacific 2019