Top Lawyers and trading giants: Ţuca Zbârcea & Associates has provided legal advice to Erste Bank for the duration of talks with the representatives of SIF Banat Crisana, SIF Transilvania, SIF Muntenia and SIF Oltenia to reach an agreement to acquire a stake of 24.12%. Following discussions Erste Group Bank AG (Erste Group) has signed a preliminary agreement with four of the five minority shareholders in the Romanian Commercial Bank (BCR) to acquire a stake of 24.12% or 2,618,286,036 shares in BCR. In parallel with this transaction Nestor Nestor Kingston Petersen Diculescu Counseling Intellectual Property (IP NNDKP) assisted Bitdefender in rebranding project initiated by the company this year. NNDKP IP assisted Bit Defender in the registration procedures of brand new logos and slogans as essential elements in the visual identity change. * * * Raining cats and… bills. The Ministry of Interior has launched a public debate concerning 2 drafts of laws on the statute of the police force and on the organization of public meetings. In order to stay in this game the Bucharest Bar released on Thursday, September 15, 2011, the draft framework concerning the regulation for organizing services on legal aid. With the legal domain in such a swirl stability is an utopic concept. * * * Romania to Hall of Fame: After a bundle of negative publicity Romania came to be an example of good practice, even if only at a propagandistic level. The Ministry of Justice reported on Thursday, September 15, 2011, that the way Romania, represented by the Ministry of Justice, chose to support and promote the European justice portal has become an example of best practice in Member States. In addition, at the European level we have achieved a victory on points, MEP’s Monica Macovei initiative on the European Parliament Resolution on EU efforts to combat corruption, was voted by 553 votes for, 3 against and 11 abstentions. * * * Autumn is one of buds. This week, the Council of Magistracy announced that on 28 September 2011, in the Aula of the Romanian Academy a manifestation will be held in honour of the new judicial year. On the agenda we have speeches delivered by magistrates, government members and representatives of SCM.