5 January 2007 - On March 1, 2007, Stephan Gittermann will join the Frankfurt office of international law firm Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP as a partner. Stephan Gittermann, an expert in stock corporation law, has worked for Clifford Chance for the last seven years. His main focus is on national and international enterprise and advising financial investors in connection with public takeovers, M&A activity, initial public offerings, and stock corporation law. The addition of Stephan Gittermann as a partner is part of the strategy pursued by Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw to expand the firm's presence in Germany. Reinhart Lange, Managing Partner of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, Germany, comments: "I am delighted that after a very successful 2006, we are able to strengthen our corporate team in Frankfurt with such a high-caliber partner. Stephan's expertise will be of enormous benefit to our listed company clients." Further information: Reinhart Lange Managing Partner +49 69 7941 1211