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.

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 [...]

Inheritance

Inheritance and succession issues in relation to UK citizens with assets in Romania are one of the areas about which we are being asked more and more to advise on.  As a Romanian law firm whilst we deal and advise on succession in relation to all countries in respect of Romanian issues, I [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Know your Client – Romanian Corporate Governance

KYC or know your client seems to be a mantra repeated by many institutions these days, whether is it from banks of financial authorities the mantra KYC is repeated. Following the trend of trying to explain some of the difficulties of Romanian corporate and commercial law I thought that I would examine how [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Child Abduction

The custody and control of children is under Romanian law that of the parents and to those to whom courts delegate this authority. Parental authority involves both rights and obligations for the parents for the education and raising of children.  The rule is that parental authority is exercised jointly by both parents, regardless [...]

By | October 18th, 2016|Categories: Romanian Law, Romanian Social Issues, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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