Decision details

Sale of Claim in LBI

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


This report authorises the London Borough of Barnet to, through its lawyers, Bevan Brittan, and the Local Government Association, to instruct Deutsche Bank to approach the market on its behalf with a view to selling its priority claim against the insolvent estate of LBI. Any sale of the claim is subject to receipt of a bid price that is acceptable to the Council.


The administration of the insolvent estate of LBI is likely to continue for several years given the complexity of the on-going issues in Iceland which creates a level of uncertainty around the timing of recoveries through the administration process.  A sale of the claim would remove the uncertainty and allow immediate access to funds owed to the Council.

Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 22/01/2014

Date of decision: 20/01/2014

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