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Slaughter and May has made up two associates to partner in this year’s promotions round, with two London lawyers making the cut.
Disputes associate James Stacey and competition associate Lisa Wright will both join the City leader’s partnership on 1 May. Both lawyers joined the firm as trainees and qualified there.
Stacey has advised on a range of arbitration matters particularly in the infrastructure, energy and nuclear fields and is a member of the firm’s global investigations group, having advised a major media group during the Leveson Inquiry.
Wright has acted for clients including Royal Mail, ASDA, Santander and the Government on areas including mergers, cartels and regulated industries. She has worked out of the Brussels and London offices.
The promotions are both in the UK, in contrast to last year’s two-strong round that saw one associate made up in the City and one in Hong Kong, covering disputes and finance (30 March 2012).
The announcement also means that Slaughters has not promoted any corporate associates since 2011, when it moved three corporate specialists and a finance specialist up the ranks (24 March 2011).
As of 1 May, the firm will have 117 partners, including 22 female partners, with 106 based in the firm’s Bunhill Row headquarters. Of the 22 female partners, 19 will be in London.