15 January 2007 - International law firm Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP has advised the shareholders of the telecommunications retail company, _dug telecom ag, on the sale of their shares to the mobile telephone provider, debitel AG. The acquisition is subject to the consent of the antitrust authorities. No statements were made regarding the purchase price. The private equity company Permira is debitel's main shareholder.

The transaction was led by partner Markus Strelow who specialises in corporate law and is based in the firm's Frankfurt office.

Further information:
Markus Strelow
+49 (0)69 7941 2111