Issue details

Sale of Claim in LBI

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.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/01/2014

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Decision due: 20 Jan 2014 by Leader of the Council