Latham & Watkins has hired another partner from Linklaters’ German operations, recruiting corporate lawyer Nikolaos Paschos.

The news was first reported by German magazine Juve. Paschos has been a partner at the magic circle firm since 2005, joining as a managing associate two years before from Hengeler Mueller.

Prior to Hengeler, Paschos was also a foreign associate at Shearman & Sterling in New York between 1993 and 1994.

He is the second Linklaters partner to depart for Latham’s German offices in 18 months. Latham last hired private equity star Rainer Traugott in Munich at the start of 2016, while Paschos is set to join the firm’s Dusseldorf office.

In London, Latham also recruited financial regulatory partner Daniel Csefalvay from the magic circle firm in March this year.

Paschos is an M&A partner advising on complex transactions, group reorganisations and corporate governance matters. He has worked on a number of deals for Deutsche Börse throughout his career, including its acquisition of Handelsplattform 360T and proposed combination with NYSE Euronext in 2012.

Additional corporate matters include Funke Mediengruppe’s 2013 acquisition of regional newspapers from Axel Springer.

This latest exit leaves Linklaters Germany partners at a total of 68, while Latham has grown to around 35.