Our people make the difference.

Our team of experienced Romanian lawyers is dedicated to providing high class winning service to our clients. We take the time to research your matter and problem completely both at the local and international level and bring about the most effective opportunities ensuring you the client get a successful outcome. We work to ensure that our clients repeatedly turned to us for legal advice and representation. We are determined to work hard to earn our clients loyalty. Only then can we continue to build a successful practise of which we can be proud.

Our Partners.

We believe we offer the best Romanian lawyers.  We pride ourselves in maintaining a small-firm feel by treating each case with care and consideration.  We have carefully chosen a high-quality team of law professionals qualified to successfully resolve any legal matter. No issue is too big or too small. If you have a legal problem, our experts can help you find a solution

Nicholas S Hammond


Email: nhammond@hammond-minciu.com

Tel: 0040 21 589 7892

Nicholas is a highly experienced English speaking commercial lawyer based in Romania having practised both in the City of London and Romania.  He was the first English solicitor to come to Romania in 1990.  His practise covers all aspects of corporate and commercial law including company formations and corporate restructuring, joint ventures and inward investment.  He has advised clients in such varied fields as aviation, insurance, banking, retail, agriculture, project finance as well as venture capital investments. He advises on real estate matters as well as leasing and Romanian intellectual property matters.

He has experience in many areas of law including aviation, natural resources, finance and insurance, intellectual property and employment as well as counselling companies entering the Romanian market.

He has spoken on a number of webinars.  Currently he writes a  blog on Romanian law as well as doing business in Romania.

Alina Minciu Geels


Email: aminciu@hammond-minciu.com

Tel: 0040 21 589 7516

Alina is a highly respected litigation lawyer. Her practise is mainly focused on corporate law, commercial law, banking law, as well as project finance, concessions and other forms of PPP projects, advising Romanian and foreign clients in various operations. Her expertise in banking and finance area includes advising on banking regulatory legal issues and compliance, project finance transactions and banking contracts. She has particular strength in corporate acquisition and sale transactions, related financing issues and preparation of complex sale-purchase operations, having advised both sellers and buyers in sophisticated transactions.

She is skilled in drafting merger plans, due diligence reports and documents substantiating several transactions as well as in negotiating  transaction documents.

Irina Zamfir 


Email: izamfir@hammond-minciu.com

Tel: 0040 21 589 7832

Irina Zamfir is a senior Romanian lawyer with extensive commercial experience.  She has worked both in the State and private sector.  She acted as advisor to the President of the Romanian National Agency for Mineral Resources.  She has an extensive experience in Oil and Gas legislation and has written a number of articles and position papers in respect of natural resources in Romania.  She has worked for well-known law firms based in Bucharest.

As well as her experience in the oil and Gas industry she has advised companies in the field of real estate and corporate management.  She has advised on company incorporations and restructuring as well as day to day corporate matters.   She has also advised on liquidation and realization of assets in the foreclosure procedure.

She has advised both local and international companies on their business in Romania and how they can best adapt to the Romanian legal environment.

As well as providing consultant advice as required she has also represented clients in front of the Romanian courts and administrative tribunals at all levels.

She is fluent in English and French, and conversat in Italian.


Ana-Maria Alexandru


Email: amalexandru@hammond-minciu.com

Tel: 0040 21 589 7832

Ana – Maria is an experienced Romanian litigator with many years of litigation and civil law experience.  She deals with all types of litigation from complex commercial transactions to advising clients in family and divorce proceedings.  During her career she has dealt with all types of major litigation.  She is entitled to plead in all courts in Romania including Romanian arbitration courts.

Her experience covers acting for both Romanian and international clients. She advises clients in relation to contentious commercial matters including breaches of contract.  She also advises parties in relation to the breakdown of a marriage and subsequent issues.  She is experienced in dealing with child custody matters at both at the local and international level.

She advises clients on the enforcement and recovery of debts as well as the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements. She has been involved in cross border insurance claims regarding recovery of assets in Romania.  She has also dealt with restitution matters concerning the return of assets confiscated by the previous regimes.

She is fluent in English and Italian.

Calin Ponta


Email: cponta@hammond-minciu.com

Tel: 0040 21 589 7832

Calin is a senior Romanian commercial lawyer.  He has gained experience by working in a number of international commercial organizations as well as well-known Romanian law firms.

Calin’s particular expertise is in the field of insurance and assurance as well as re-insurance.  He is an experienced commercial insurance lawyer having advised clients in respect of regulatory matters administration general insurance and contract law as well as advising on limitation of liability and recovery of sums due to his clients.  He has overseen a major department dealing with debt recovery as well as issues relating to other insurance companies both local and international.

His client base is a mixture of international clients and their subsidiaries as well as local commercial companies.

Mihaela Apostol


Email: mapostol@hammond-minciu.com

Tel: 0040 21 589 7832

Mihaela is an experienced litigator.  She has worked for number of major litigation firms based in Romania. Her clients had included a number of major international companies as well as locally based businesses.

Her experience is a civil law lawyer in all courts in Romania including the Bucharest Court of Arbitration as well as the international courts of arbitration.  Since qualifying she has concentrated particularly on disputed arbitration matters.  She is fully conversant with all Romanian courts.

Her clients have been mainly foreign investors who have had to resort to the courts for settling of commercial disputes.

She is a fluent French speaker.

Cezar Paul Diaconescu


Email: cpdiaconescu@hammond-minciu.com

Tel: 0040 21 589 7832

Cezar is a senior Romanian lawyer, having over nine years of legal experience.  He has worked in several fields dealing with both advisory and litigation matter in several well-known reputable local and international law firms.

His specialties are commercial litigation, insolvency and restructuring, domestic and International commercial arbitration, regulatory law and regulations, private International law and conflict of laws, as well as corporate and Company law.

He successfully represented local and international clients from various areas such as banking, IT software, retail, constructions.  He has been involved in and represented clients in local and international disputes including arbitration, litigation, debt restructuring and mediation.

Cezar is a member of the National Union of Insolvency Practitioners of Romania, with three years experience in this field. He is also member of INSOL Europe and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He is fluent in English and German, being also authorized translator for the German language.

Paul Feticu


Email: pfeticu@hammond-minciu.com

Tel: 0040 21 589 7832

Paul is a senior Romanian lawyer, with 18 years of experience in shipping and transport as well as aviation law.  He is experienced in managing complex cases and business transactions in commercial, insolvency and labour matters.

He has substantial in-house legal experience in maritime, bankruptcy law, and provides preemptive legal support in the French and English language. He has advised clients in respect of banking and finance matters and has provided legal advice and counsel, drafting, reviewing and approving legal contracts and letters of agreement.

He is fluent in English, as well as speaking French and Italian.

Costin Botnarenco

Junior Associate

Email: cbotnarenco@hammond-minciu.com

Tel: 0040 21 589 7614

Costin is a junior associate in the firm. He graduated from Nicolae Titulescu University in Bucharest and has a master’s degree in Judicial Career, during which he studied Civil and Criminal Procedure Law, Civil and Criminal Law. He followed this with an internship with Criminal Investigation and Forensics at the Public Prosecuter’s Office attached to the Supreme Court of Justice.  Costin has collaborated with a number of law firms in Bucharest.

Costin work covers research, drafting legal opinions, memorandums, prepares and submits the files to Land Registry and Trade Registry, identifying relevant judicial decisions, statutes, legal articles, codes and other pertinent material as requested by the lawyers he supports as well as those cases entrusted to him.