This time it's high-profile Paris veteran Yves Huyghe de Mahenge, who's following his old colleague and fellow arbitration specialist Eric Schwartz to LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae.
The Paris move is strangely reminiscent of what happened in London earlier this year. This autumn the New York-based firm swept up three real estate and environmental partners - John Bowman, Graham Prentice and Paul Watchman.
And where were they from? Freshfields, of course. LeBoeuf looks like it's hit on a very rich seam indeed.