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.

Enforcement and Registration of Judgements in Romania

The court system in Romania is still to many a confusing impenetrable system.  In the past the rules and regulations seem to have a mind of their own which only the judges and a few practioners seem to fully understand. Fortunately, with a more up to date approach and exposure of the legal [...]

By | October 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Romanian Company Formation

The first question international clients usually ask us as lawyers in Romania is how long will it take to incorporate a company.  As an experienced law firm that should be an easy question to answer, but like most things in the current business world, the answer is not as simple as the question [...]

New Directive in EU Law on Trade Secrets and Know-how

One of the many questions we are asked as a law firm in Romania advising foreign clients is the question regarding the protection of know-how and Trade Secrets and what protection is there in Romania. Whilst the protection of Know-how and Trade Secrets is usually covered in local law there is often confusion as to [...]

New General Data Protection Regulation

As an international lawyer in Romania I am often surprised how, and perhaps in the rest of Europe little attention seems to be paid to Data Protection and the implication of the regulations which are passed both at European Union and National level. We are often asked to advise on Romanian law in this field [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Categories: Romanian Law|Tags: |0 Comments

Romanian Employment Regulations

Being an employer in any jurisdiction seems to become more complicated as time goes on. I was recently reminded of this when we were advising an international client of the Firm on employment issues in Romania. The Client wished to be fully compliant with Romanian law and practice. As it plants and offices [...]

Thoughts on the current Romanian Economy

Romania was a very different country when I came in 1990 to today. In fact, Romania has come not only a long way since 1990 but has come a further long way in the last twelve to eighteen months both in economic as well as political and social terms which I can attest [...]