Norton Rose's silent partner" /> Where has Norton Rose Dubai managing partner Graeme Muir gone? His direct dial published on the firm's website has been disconnected and his secretary can't find him.
Even his colleagues are coy when quizzed on his current whereabouts and his counterparts haven't seen him.
It seems he's spending more time negotiating Dubai's golf courses than corporate finance deals.
And who can blame him - Muir has had a ghastly few months, presiding over a practice that resembles a pick 'n' mix for rival firms to snack on at their leisure.
Everyone - except Norton Rose, to be fair - is convinced that Muir is on sabbatical to weigh up his own options, but with Tahir Ahmed off to Ashurst, Norton Rose is without a full-time dedicated partner in the Middle East's busiest hub. It's making for a lot of air miles for Norton Rose's London partners.