Frankfurt, July 11, 2006 LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – Mayer, Brow…

Frankfurt, July 11, 2006 LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP advises Archstone on its acquisition of DeWAG Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP has advised Archstone B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the US-listed residential property operator Archstone-Smith (NYSE: ASN), in its takeover of Deutsche WohnAnlage GmbH (DeWAG). The value of the transaction is over €500 million. The transaction is subject to German antitrust authority approval. Archstone acquired a total of 94 percent of DeWAG shares in an auction organised by UBS Deutschland AG in Frankfurt/Main. The DeWAG management is to keep the remaining six percent. Archstone B.V. adviser: Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP (Berlin): Ralf-Friedrich Fahrenbach, Dr. Rainer Markfort (both lead advisers; M&A); Associates: Dr. Fabian Rief-Drewes, Michael Gottschalk, Alexa Metzger (all Corporate/M&A) (Frankfurt/Main): Hans-Georg Kamann (Antitrust); Associates: Dr. Jeaninne Braune (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Peter Gey (Antitrust), Dr. Benedict von St. André-von Arnim (Corporate) (Cologne): Associates: Dr. Marius Boewe, Dr. Gabriele Kirchhoff, Mirja Mertin (both Corporate/M&A), Isabelle van Sambeck (Labor law)

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