Our story begins in 1990 when English lawyer Nicholas S. Hammond set up one of the most successful Romanian law firm to meet the needs of its clients, offering innovative solutions for both the Romanian market and the Central and Eastern European countries. Currently, the company is known as Hammond Partnership.


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Our clients range from multinational companies to individuals and in many fields of commerce in Romania.

Our extensive experience and expertise in many fields of Romanian business and commerce allow our Romanian lawyers to assist Romanian clients in doing business and investing outside Romania – a great opportunity through our exclusive Romanian membership in Globalaw, a leading association of international law firms with members in over 125 countries as well as other associations.

Each relationship with our clients is valued greatly and benefits from the depth and breadth of many years of legal experience both in Romania and in the United Kingdom as well as from our dedication to our Romanian law firm values: integrity, advocacy and understanding.




Nicholas S. Hammond
Partner-founder , experience over 25 years, financial, commercial, real estate and family law.


Nora Matei
Partner Lawyer , experienced in civil law, commercial law, family law, criminal law, labor law, or tax law.


Mihaela Lupu
Junior associate lawyer in the corporate department with experience in both consultancy and litigation.


Costin Botnarenco
Senior associate lawyer with experience in consultancy work, commercial and civil litigation since 2015.



The litigation lawyers of Hammond Partnership led by Nora Matei recently were successful in their application to the Supreme Court to quash the sanctions that the Financial Supervisory Authority have wrongfully applied in 2018 against the entire Bord of Directors of a Romanian insurance company. The team successfully argued that all the arguments used by the Authority were not specific criticism in respect of the activity of the specific Directors but only subjective interpretation by the Financial Supervisory Authority of of the implement the new legislation in respect of insurance companies. The judges of the Supreme Court agreed and kept in place the Court of Appeal decision of cancelling the sanctions.

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How to protect yourself against a case of discrimination in Romania

September 17th, 2021|0 Comments

For some time in Western Europe, it has been necessary for employers to guard against a potential lawsuit from an employee regarding workplace discrimination or sexual harassment. The last few years have seen considerable development [...]

Centuro Global Limited

August 12th, 2021|0 Comments

Hammond Partnership now representing Romania as part of the Centuro Global Network As announced by Centuro Global, Hammond Partnership has been appointed as a key Global Partner for Romania. Centuro Global is an international organisation [...]

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Foreclosure Proceedings Romania

July 29th, 2021|0 Comments

Many clients ask us as their Romanian lawyers how they can recover the money and enforce a Romanian judgement that they have obtained against a Romanian debtor. A judgement is all well and good, but [...]

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