Judgment of the Court (First Chamber), 22 November 2012

Bank Handlowy w Warszawie SA and PPHU ‘ADAX’/Ryszard Adamiak v Christianapol sp. z o.o.

Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Sąd Rejonowy Poznań-Stare Miasto w Poznaniu

Judicial cooperation in civil matters — Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 — Insolvency proceedings — Concept of ‘closure of insolvency proceedings’ — Possibility for a court before which secondary insolvency proceedings have been brought to examine the debtor’s insolvency — Possibility of opening winding-up proceedings as secondary insolvency proceedings where the main proceedings are sauvegarde proceedings

Case C‑116/11


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
11/01/2013 Bank Handlowy and Adamiak
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2012:739
22/11/2012 Bank Handlowy and Adamiak
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2012:739
22/11/2012 Bank Handlowy and Adamiak
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2012:308
24/05/2012 Bank Handlowy and Adamiak
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
21/05/2011 Bank Handlowy and Adamiak
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Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
3 Legal proceedings
  3.08 Procedural rules
    3.08.07 Oral procedure
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.09 Insolvency procedures
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.09 Insolvency procedures
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.09 Insolvency procedures
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.09 Insolvency procedures


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • TEU, Article 4 -P3 : paragraph 62
  • Court of Justice - Rules of Procedure (1991) -A61 : paragraph 28
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A01P1 : paragraphs 4, 32
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A02LA : paragraphs 5, 32
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A03 : paragraph 7
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A03P1 : paragraphs 39, 42
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A03P2 : paragraph 40
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A03P3 : paragraphs 24, 40, 56, 59
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A04 : paragraphs 47, 51
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A04P1 : paragraphs 1, 8, 24, 46
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A04P2LJ : paragraphs 1, 8, 24, 36, 46, 50, 52
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A16P1 : paragraphs 9, 41, 51, 69
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A25 : paragraphs 10, 41
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A26 : paragraph 11
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A27 : paragraphs 1, 12, 24, 53, 63, 64, 74
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A27P1 : paragraphs 55, 65, 67
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A28 : paragraph 13
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A31P1 : paragraph 13
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A33P1 : paragraphs 14, 61
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A34P1 : paragraphs 15, 61
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A34P3 : paragraph 61
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -C12 : paragraphs 3, 60
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -C19 : paragraphs 3, 58
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -C2 : paragraphs 3, 45
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -C20 : paragraphs 3, 60
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -C23 : paragraphs 3, 47
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -NA : paragraph 32
  • Regulation 788/2008 : paragraph 1
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -803/79 : paragraph 67
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -341/04 : paragraphs 41, 45, 51
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -444/07 : paragraph 41
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -396/09 : paragraph 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -191/10 : paragraph 40
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -116/11 : paragraphs 42, 48, 66
  • Court of Justice - Order C -62/11 : paragraph 28

Operative part

  • Interprets : Regulation 1346/2000 -A04P2LJ
  • Interprets : Regulation 1346/2000 -A27

Opinion

  • TEU, Article 4 -P3 : point 66
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A01P1 : points 4, 41, 48, 50, 51
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A02 : point 50
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A02LA : points 5, 49
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A02LC : point 62
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A03 : points 1, 6
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A03P1 : points 43, 44
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A03P3 : points 54, 63
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A04 : points 32, 33, 36, 37
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A04P1 : points 7, 27
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A04P2LJ : points 7, 27, 30, 41
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A04P2LK : point 7
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A16 : points 8, 36 - 38, 44, 45
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A25 : points 43, 69
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A26 : points 9, 45
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A27 : points 10, 27, 54, 72, 73, 75 - 77, 79, 82
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A27P2 : point 62
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A28 : point 62
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A33 : point 11
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A33P1 : point 61
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A34 : point 12
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A34P1 : points 61, 64
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A34P2 : point 64
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A34P3 : point 61
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -A37 : point 13
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -C10 : point 50
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -C11 : points 34, 50
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -C12 : points 60, 66
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -C13 : point 43
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -C2 : point 66
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -C20 : point 61
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -C22 : points 44, 45, 70
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -C23 : points 31, 32, 66
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -C6 : point 34
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -NA : points 14, 40, 48, 54, 55
  • Regulation 1346/2000 -NB : points 14, 40, 62
  • Regulation 603/2005 : point 1
  • Regulation 694/2006 : points 1, 55
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -341/04 : point 50
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -341/04 : points 28, 35 - 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -98/07 : point 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -444/07 : points 30, 44
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -523/07 : point 33
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -396/09 : points 33, 43
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -204/09 : point 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -396/09 : point 43


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 07/03/2011

Date of the Opinion

  • 24/05/2012

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

22/11/2012


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 152 from 21.05.2011, p.14

Judgment: OJ C 26 from 26.01.2013, p.4

Name of the parties

Bank Handlowy and Adamiak

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Espiniella Menéndez, Ángel: [Insolvencia] - Posibilidad de abrir un procedimiento secundario de liquidación cuando se encuentre abierto un procedimiento principal de SAUVEGARDE - Tribunal de Justicia, Sala Primera, Sentencia de 2 de noviembre de 2012. Asunto C-116/11 [Bank Handlowy w Warszawie SA y PPHU “ADAX”, Ryszard Adamiak / Christianapol sp. z o.o.], Anuario español de derecho internacional privado 2012 Tomo XII p.903-908 (ES)
  2. Idot, Laurence: Ouverture d'une procédure secondaire de liquidation en présence d'une procédure principale de sauvegarde, Europe 2013 Janvier Comm. nº 1 p.51-52 (FR)
  3. D'Avout, Louis: Règlement insolvabilité, procédure de sauvegarde et coopération loyale entre États membres, La Semaine Juridique - édition générale 2012 nº 3 p.87-90 (FR)
  4. D'Avout, Louis: Règlement insolvabilité, procédure de sauvegarde et coopération loyale entre États membres, La Semaine Juridique - entreprise et affaires 2013 nº 4 p.28-32 (FR)
  5. Henry, Laurence Caroline: De l'art d'articuler la procédure principale et la procédure secondaire, Revue des sociétés 2013 p.184 (FR)
  6. Jopen, Christian: Zur Zulässigkeit eines Sekundärliquidationsverfahrens zu einem Haupt-Sanierungsverfahren (hier: französisches Sauvegarde-Verfahren) ("Handlowy"), Entscheidungen zum Wirtschaftsrecht 2013 p.173-174 (DE)
  7. Schulz, Patrick: Insolvenzrecht: Eröffnung eines Sekundärinsolvenzverfahrens während eines anhängigen Hauptinsolvenzverfahrens mit Schutzcharakter, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2013 p.141-147 (DE)
  8. Laukemann, Björn: Präventive Schutzverfahren im Spannungsfeld von Universalität und Territorialität, Ecolex 2013 p.337-340 (DE)
  9. Urlaub, Jasmin ; Reußink, Sabrina: Insolvenzrecht: Notwendigkeit der Harmonisierung von Haupt- und Sekundärinsolvenzverfahren, European Law Reporter 2013 p.77-79 (DE)
  10. Madaus, Stephan: Gläubigerrechte bei ausländischen Sanierungsverfahren über inländische Tochtergesellschaften im Anwendungsbereich der EuInsVO, Zeitschrift für Gemeinschaftsprivatrecht 2013 p.167-170 (DE)
  11. Veder, P.M.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2013 nº 347 (NL)
  12. Velkaverh, Aleš: Pomožni insolvenčni postopek v primeru finančne reorganizacije dolžnika, Odvetnik : revija odvetniške zbornice Slovenije 2013 n° 1 (59) p.42-43 (SL)
  13. Carballo Piñeiro, Laura: Jurisprudencia española y comunitaria de Derecho internacional privado – Tribunal de Justicia : Espacio de libertad, seguridad y justicia – Procedimientos concursales – Procedimiento de insolvencia […] – Supuesto 1 – Sentencia del Tribunal de Justicia de la Unión Europea, Sala Primera, de 7 de julio de 2012, asunto C-527/10, ERSTE Bank Hungary Nyrt c. Magyar Állam, BCL Trading GmbH, ERSTE Befektetési Zrt. – Supuesto 2 – Sentencia del Tribunal de Justicia de la Unión Europea, Sala Primera, de 22 de noviembre de 2012, asunto C-116/11, Bank Handlowy w Warszawie SA PPHU “ADAX”/Ryszard Adamiak c. Christianapol sp. z o.o., Revista española de Derecho Internacional 2013 nº 65 p.229-233 (ES)
  14. Van Hoe, Arie: Reorganisatie in grensoverschrijdend verband na Bank Handlowy: quo vadis?, Revue de droit commercial belge 2014 p.63-68 (NL)
  15. Jault-Seseke, Fabienne: Notions d'ouverture et de clôture de la procédure d'insolvabilité, Revue critique de droit international privé 2014 nº 2 p.415-426 (FR)
  16. Koller, Christian: Zielkonflikt im Europäischen Insolvenzrecht: Präventive Sanierung versus territoriale Liquidation, Praxis des internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts 2014 p.490-498 (DE)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Sąd Rejonowy Poznań - Stare Miasto w Poznaniu - Poland

Subject-matter

  • area of freedom, security and justice
  • - Judicial cooperation in civil matters

Provisions of national law referred to

FR - Code de commerce: articles L620-1, L621-1, L626-9, L626-17, L626-42

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

première chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Berger

Advocate General

Kokott

Language(s) of the Case

  • Polish

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • German