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About Nicholas Simon 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. 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.

Territorial jurisdiction of the Romanian courts in divorce matters

In Romania there are more and more frequently cases where one of the spouses files a claim for divorce after a long separation or where one of the spouses or both of them are now living outside Romania. More frequent are the situations where the spouses are citizens of different EU states. The first legal [...]

By | June 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

The concept of passenger rights

The European Union defines a set of passenger rights in the EU that are common to all means of public transport by bus, by train, by ship and by plane. The European Court has recently examined the scope and the action of the Regulation in order to determine whether passengers' rights are effectively protected and [...]

By | June 10th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

The role of a commercial lawyer

What is Commercial Law? Commercial law is a set of legal rules of private law that apply to legal relationships arising from legal acts, deeds and transactions considered by law as trade deeds, as well as legal relationships in which traders are involved. Corporate and commercial lawyers are experts in company and business law. [...]

By | June 10th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Renewable energy

What is renewable energy? Renewable energy is the energy generated from natural sources, that is constantly renewed. The most common examples include wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and hydropower. Renewable energy is in contrast with non-renewable sources such as fossil fuels. Short history of renewable energy While renewable energy is often thought of as a new [...]

By | June 6th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

The Difference Between Arbitration and Litigation

You may have encountered an arbitration clause in a contract and wondered what it is and whether you should be happy or upset about this clause. Or if someone may have given you a piece of advice to include an arbitration clause in a contract, and you were left wondering how and why could this [...]

By | June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Tips on choosing a real estate lawyer

Real estate and property law also comprise the financing aspects of property, such as mortgages, liens, and foreclosures. If you have purchased or are thinking about purchasing real estate property, whether you are considering a house, a commercial building or a piece of land, you may want to consult with a real estate lawyer in [...]

By | May 25th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

GDPR – a year later

In 2017, The Economist stated that personal data has outpaced oil as the most valuable resource in the world—and it has only become more valuable since GDPR. The significant modification in the field of data protection brought by the new European legislation (GDPR – 25 May 2018), generates essential changes in work procedures of Romanian [...]

By | May 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

What are my rights as an employee?

Employees have many rights and responsibilities that are enforceable by law. Employee rights protect workers from hazardous workplace conditions, employer discrimination and other circumstances that threaten an employee’s safety and well-being. When it comes to the rights of an employee in the workplace, there are a number of laws to protect employees against mistreatment. Workplace [...]

By | May 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

How To Choose The Right Family Lawyer

If you came to the conclusion that you need a family lawyer, the next question is which one to you choose? Attorneys practicing family law can represent clients in family court proceedings or in related negotiations and can also draft important legal documents such as court petitions or property agreements. Some family law attorneys even [...]

By | May 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Romanian Trade Mark Registration

It is only in more modern times that Romania has become more and more involved in relation to trade marks. After 1990 trademarks assumed more importance especially in the realm of consumer products such as confectionary, drinks and latterly fashion. Whether people realize it or not, they deal with trademarks every day. Not only that, [...]

By | April 9th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments