An application by a court appointed official to question Seán FitzPatrick in the High Court as part of bankruptcy proceedings has been adjourned.
Lawyers for Mr FitzPatrick told the court there could be an issue of prejudice if he is examined on a particular issue.
The High Court was told in July that the official assignee wanted to examine Mr FitzPatrick about the ownership of a large London office investment property.
Today had been set to fix a date for that examination.
However, Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne adjourned the matter for two weeks and asked Mr FitzPatrick's legal team to lodge sworn statements setting out their submissions on the issue of prejudice.
The former Anglo Irish Bank chairman is estimated to have debts of €150m and assets of €47m.
He was declared bankrupt in July 2010.