Nicholas Hammond

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About Nicholas Hammond

Nicholas Hammond is a corporate and property lawyer by training. He spent 25 years in London before moving to Bucharest in 1994 to open the Bucharest office of a well-known international law firm. In 2004, he set up Hammond and Associates and is now a partner in Hammond, Minciu & Associates. He advises investors both private individuals and international businesses on commercial matters in Romania with an emphasis on M&A and corporate matters. Nicholas has extensive experience in the commercial sector having acted for a number of insurance companies, aviation companies and companies in the oil and gas as well as renewable energy field. He also advises upon employment issues. Nicholas has also acted for foreign investors in the real estate field in respect of acquisitions and disposals and leasehold matters.

Love and marriage or a contract of wager

Recently we have had to consider the possibility of a client obtaining in Romania an annulment of his marriage.  This raised a number of interesting questions as well as a consideration as to how different legal systems treat a marriage. Coming as I do from a Common Law legal system it became clear to [...]

By | August 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

A Branch or a Subsidiary

One of the first questions as a firm advising potential investors who are thinking of opening a business in Romania, is what type of structure should I be looking at? Tax considerations aside there are three structures by which a foreign investor can legally have a business presence in Romania.  These are a [...]

By | July 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Land Purchase Romania

The return of part of land to the original owners and the acquisition and ownership of land in Romania still raises many issues twenty-seven years after the change in Government and political thinking. As towns and cities continue to expand factories and offices are being built on the outskirts and on land that [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hammond, Minciu & Associates at BRCC’ event in London

Last week Nicholas S Hammond representing the Firm, attended two major business events in London, relating to Romania as well as visiting clients and contacts in London. He attended the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce “BRCC Dinner Gala” at Drapers Hall in the City of London, an event that gathered more than 100 people from different [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Nicholas at the Globalaw Conference Warsaw 2017

By | May 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Application of The Hague Convention on Children in Romania

There have been many articles written concerning the implementation of The Hague Convention on child abduction. All countries have come into some criticism and Romania has not been immune. The 1980 Hague Convention is applicable in all European Union member states and covers children under 16 years of age who are moved from their regular [...]

By | May 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Romanian Product Warranties

As part of Romania’s continued movement towards a fully integrated European Union country there has been a steady movement towards increasing consumer protection.  Suppliers of goods and services have become aware of the duties they owe their customers whether they be private individuals or a commercial buyer. The legislation covering the liability of [...]

Romania. Oil and Gas Law – Exploration and Production

Having large oil and natural gas reserves, Romania is one of the least fossil fuel energy dependent member of the European Union and the only significant producer of hydrocarbons in South Eastern Europe. In 2015, according to BP estimates, Romania had proven oil reserves of 100 million tons, while the natural gas reserves [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Trade Mark Registration – Romania

The registration of a trademark in Romania involves several steps and procedures which must be closely observed. The Trade Mark registration can be carried out by a lawyer or similar person or by the owner of the trade mark themselves. We are often asked as a Romanian law Firm for advice on Trade [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: Romanian Law|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Compensation for flight delays

Over the past years as air travel has increased so have the rights of consumers in respect of air travel.  This has caused there to be a number of codes of conduct applicable to airlines as well as statutory provisions under EU law.  The trouble and inconvenience caused by a passenger being denied [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments