Hammond, Minciu and Associates

Full-Service Commercial & Family Law Firm in Bucharest, Romania

Hammond, Minciu and Associates

75-77 Str. Buzesti
Bucharest 011013

Phone+40 (21) 589-7832

Website hammond-minciu.com
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Law Firm Overview

Hammond, Minciu and Associates is a corporate commercial law firm based in Bucharest, Romania. Our areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, loans and restructuring, banking and finance, formation of Romanian companies, aviation and shipping, employment, energy and renewable energy, insurance, intellectual property, real estate and construction, business agreements, IT and telecommunications, and taxation. The firmís team of litigators also has extensive experience in both local and international cross border mediation, arbitration, and litigation at all levels, including the Supreme Court.

The experienced and knowledgeable legal team at Hammond, Minciu and Associates is comprised of an English solicitor with more than 25 years of legal experience in Romania, a Romanian finance and commercial litigation lawyer, and a banking regulatory legal issues and compliance advisor.

The firm provides legal advice and counsel to multinational and local companies as well as individuals as needed. Our guiding philosophy is to provide excellent Romanian legal service with a focus on integrity, understanding, and advocacy.

Year this Office was Established: 2015

Languages: Romanian, Italian, Spanish, English

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Shipping; Renewable Energy.


Nicholas Hammond Mr. Nicholas S. Hammond
Commercial Law, Corporate Law

Nora Matei

Of Counsel

Nora Ene
Of Counsel
Business and Industry, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Tax


Ana-Maria Alexandru Mrs. Ana-Maria Alexandru
Civil Litigation, Commercial Law, Contracts

Emma Ene
Agricultural Law, White Collar Crime


  • Globalaw
  • National Union of Insolvency Practitioners of Romania

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Articles Published by Hammond, Minciu and Associates

 Romanian Gambling Law Update

The whole gaming and gambling industry is in a dynamic changing phase. This is not only the games themselves but also how Governments view the industry, how it is controlled, how it is policed and how it can be made to benefit society.

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 Parental Access to Underage Children Following Divorce in Romania

Many parents now raise their children alone, within a single-parent family. This is very often caused by a divorce following which the child will live with only one parent. The establishment of a restrictive visiting schedule for the parent that does not have physical custody of the child affects their rights, as well as those of the child especially the failure to have a close child-parent relationship.

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 Another Year, Another Change: Tax Law in Romania

The year 2017 was one when many changes were proposed by the Government, but these changes were not always implemented. Some important changes in the field of taxation have taken place however and will take effect from 1st January 2018.

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 Receipt of Romanian Court Proceedings

Civil law is by itís very nature is rule driven. There is little or no discretion in relation to the implementation and the interpretation of the law. Judges are not required to decide on the merits of a case but only to apply the facts of a case in accordance with the legal provisions.

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 Romanian Insolvency Law

What do you do when the company with whom you have been trading goes into insolvency. The first reaction is to blame someone.

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 Update on Romanian Labour Law

As a Romanian law firm dealing with Labour related issues it is interesting to see the amendments to the Labour Code recently introduced by the Government.

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 Love and Marriage or a Contract of Wager in Romania

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.

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 Land Purchase in 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 was originally not within the town boundaries.

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 Application of 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 country of domicile to another country, or remain in this second country.

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 Trade Mark Registration in 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.

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 EU Funding Romania

As Romanian lawyers advising foreign investors we are often asked about what European Union funds are available to Foreign investors considering investing in Romania.

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 To Be or Not to Be an Employee in Romania

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.

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 Inheritance Procedure in Romania for UK citizens

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 upon. As a Romanian law firm whilst we deal and advise on succession in relation to all countries in respect of Romanian issues, I wish to look briefly at the position so far as a UK succession is concerned

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 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.

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 Child Abduction in Romania

The custody and control of children are under Romanian law that of the parents and to those who the 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 of whether they are married or divorced.

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 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 system to the EU rules this is no longer the case which it

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 Company Formation in Romania

The first question international clients usually ask lawyers in Romania is how long will it take to incorporate a company. For 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 would lead you to believe.

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

Whilst the protection of Know-how and Trade Secrets is usually covered in local law there is often confusion as to how this will translate internationally and how will clauses covering this in a contract governed by one law be considered in another jurisdiction.

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 New General Data Protection Regulation in Romania

In Romania, 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 Romanian National level.

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 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 to a foreign lawyer in a Romanian law firm.

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 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.

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 A Trap in Romanian SRL Statutes for the Unwary

Most investors and companies that wish to incorporate a company in Romania chose to form a limited liability company (SRL). As Romanian lawyers we are often asked to advise on the type of company to be formed. In many cases we agree with the clientís initial instructions as to the form of the company to be incorporated.

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 A Trap for the Unwary Purchaser of Romanian Property

The intricacies of Romanian property law are very well known. and like all Romanian law firms we keep abreast with the latest developments and trends.

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 Enforcement and Seizure Proceedings in Romania

The Romanian courts do not necessarily operate with the speed and efficiency that may be found in Western Europe or the USA but this should not prevent a practitioner considering the following steps against a Romanian debtor. Consider here both the enforcement of a decision issued by a competent court as well as a seizure order against a debtorís assets.

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 Airline Liable to Employers for Compensation for Delay - Romania

The European Court of Justice is having a larger influence on peopleís lives than is popularly realised. As is often the case the Court has made a decision which will have an impact on consumers in Europe and perhaps world-wide and was not picked up by the majority of the consumer press, rather only by lawyers who specialise in the field of aviation law.

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 Romania and the New Insurance Directive

After much debate and discussion the European Parliament and the Council have issued the recast Directive on Insurance Distribution.

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 How Can Your Lawyer Help Protect You in Romania

The use of lawyers in Romania has in the past has often been limited to using them for legal advisory and court work. Most clients should consider using their lawyers in other fields in Romania. They should be used not only for legal matters but for commercial matters which have a legal angle.

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 Recovering Your Romanain Investment

Companies have been formed in the past for many reasons in Romania. Over the past few years the Romanian Trade Registry has endeavoured to clean up the number of Romanian dormant or non-trading companies which had been set up in the first flush of a free trade economy as shown on the register. In many cases the owners have let these companies die as they had no interest in them or their assets.

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 Change in Smoking Law in Romania

In the 1930ís smoking was seen as the ďinĒ thing to do. Social and economic pressure was such that no-one knew or cared about the consequences of smoking. This was also true in the 1950ís and early 1960ís. Romania allowed this until recently.

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 What Tax Will You Pay On Company Incorporation in Romania

One of the current most challenging issues on the incorporation of a company in Romania is the immediate tax impact on the company and its profitability. The majority of Romanian companies were incorporated with the minimum capital of two hundred (200) RON. This means a minimum capital of approximately forty five (45) Euros. This is still the case.

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 Why a Mandate Contract in Romania?

Since 1989, Romania has passed from the command economy of socialism to commerce based on the free market and capitalism.

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 Saving Your Property Investment in Romania

Over the last few months we have received a number of enquiries from people outside of Romania who have in the past made investments in Romania and Eastern Europe and they do not know what has happened to them.

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