Baron de Rothschild has proven to be an elusive character: the Denia Court of First Instance could not locate him in his Madrid offices. According to the Police, the receptionist alleged that this person was “not registered as a company employee” and thus, she “could not help with the Court request”.

She obviously has a point: Mr. Rothschild is not on the payroll of the Madrid office. At the same time though, surely she could have accepted the document and relayed it on to lawyers Gomez Acebo & Pombo, in Madrid.

But that was never to happen: lawyers for Mr. Rothschild have instructed staff at the company offices to stick to the same excuse, one that has worked very well in the past with Mr. Coutanche and Mr. Dewsnip.

On this ocassion though, a EAW (European Arrest Warrant) could be issued if the Rothschild camp keep giving the Court the runaround.