Samantha Jonsson

Senior Associate

T: 020 7469 0422

Samantha Jonsson

LLB (Hons) Reading University
College of Law, Chester
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

England and Wales 2002


Samantha specialises in non-contentious development construction and engineering and infrastructure matters in the UK and Dubai.

Samantha spent 10 years in house at master developer Nakheel PJSC in Dubai and has recently spent 4 months on secondment with Arup in London.  She is particularly attuned to understanding the needs of in house lawyers and enjoys building long term relationships with them with the aim of becoming a virtual member of the in house team.

In addition to drafting suites of construction contracts and professional appointments, reviewing and negotiating contracts and drafting numerous bespoke contracts, including district cooling and gas concessions, Samantha managed a number of complex construction arbitration matters during her time in Dubai.  She appointed teams of external law firms, counsel and experts and selected arbitrators and built a strong internal team of technical and factual witnesses in each arbitration.

Samantha advised on a number of terminations and related calls on bank guarantees in Dubai as well as drafting contracts effecting re-start of construction projects that had been suspended or previously terminated, and assisted teams in post termination valuations, negotiations and settlements.

Her focus is on professional appointments, framework arrangements in the public sector, development agreements, construction contracts, collateral warranties, novation agreements, parent guarantees, bank guarantees, variation agreements and settlement agreements.