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British Law Firm Consults Iceland on Icesave

The British law firm Mishcon de Reya will hand over its evaluation on certain items in the agreement between the Icelandic, British and Dutch governments on Icesave to the Icelandic Althingi parliament’s Budget Committee today.

Inside Althingi. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.

The law firm was approached earlier this month. “They reacted positively and took on this assignment,” chairman of the Budget Committee Gudbjartur Hannesson told Morgunbladid.

The deadline for three of the parliament’s other committees to submit their reviews of the parts of the Icesave agreement they were assigned with expires today.

It is assumed that the Budget Committee will assemble tomorrow to review the Icesave bill and start discussing the 16 items which the government and opposition agreed to look into in further detail.

Hannesson said he cannot foresee how long the committee’s work will take or whether Icesave discussions can be finished before Christmas as the finance minister is hoping for.

Click here to read more about Icesave.

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