"As Christian says, a handshake is all you need with Ron" - McLaren spokesman.
Earlier, McLaren supremo Ron Dennis was threatening to take the reigning world champions to court, after he signed Dan Fallows only to find the aerodynamics chief changed his mind and returned to Red Bull.
Team boss Eric Boullier conceded recently that McLaren was having to accept the likelihood that Fallows "will never join us".
Given Adrian Newey's looming withdrawal into semi F1-retirement, it is perhaps now obvious why Red Bull was so keen to hang on to his deputy, Fallows.
The latest reports suggest a non-financial settlement has been reached, possibly involving Red Bull's early release of another McLaren recruit, Peter Prodromou, who until now has been on forced 'gardening leave'.
"As Christian says, a handshake is all you need with Ron."