LONDON -- A british administrator who has taken charge of one of the late tycoon Robert Maxwell's flagship companies said on Monday he was confident about the outcome of a trans-Atlantic court battle for control of its best assets.

A U.S. court was due to rule late Monday on a bid by the British court-appointed adminstrators to control Maxwell Communication Corp.'s assets. Most of them are in the United States, but are coveted by British creditor banks.

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