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.

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

Nicholas meets H.R.H. Prince Charles on his recent visit to Romania.

By | April 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

EU Funding in Romania

As Romanian lawyers advising foreign investors we are often asked about what funds are available to Foreign investors considering investing in Romania.  It is therefore important to review from time to time Romania’s position in respect of European Union Funding.  This note is to cover EU funding only and does not cover any [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Future Gambling legislation – Romania and the EU

The European Union is currently reviewing the position of the current Gambling legislation in the Union.  Having issued a “Green Paper” in 2012 this is still currently being discussed by the various interested bodies both at a national and local level. Currently there is no unified legislation in the European Union and consequently [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Transfer Pricing in Romania

Transfer pricing is becoming more and more of an issue in Romania.  Although not a member yet of OECD Romania has tried in many cases to follow the rules of the OECD.  A number of recent treaties against Double Taxation follow the OECD recommended format. One of the areas in which the OECD [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Categories: Romanian Business, Romanian Law, Romanian Taxes|0 Comments

New lawyer at Hammond, Minciu & Associates

Hammond, Minciu & Associates is pleased to advise you that Irina Zamfir has joined the Firm to lead the Oil and Gas advisory practice. Irina 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 [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Quo Vadis Romania

What a tumultuous few weeks it has been in Bucharest and throughout the country.  The PSD (Social Democrat Party) won the majority of votes in the Election in December 2016.  There were little or no allegations of voting irregularities.  The only issue was that the leader of the PSD then acted as though [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The position of an administrator in a limited liability company in Romania

This article is intended to clarify some of the questions which arise regarding the role powers and authority of an administrator in a Romanian company.  The powers of the administrator in a Romanian limited liability company are not that extensive in comparison to the powers of administrators of other companies in Europe or [...]

To be or not to be an Employee

Romania being Romania has a different approach to directors of companies and their relationship with such companies.  It is very easy for someone not from Romania to use the word director.  The word director has a different meaning in Romanian commercial parlance.  A director is more akin to a manager.  They do not [...]