Marek Porzycki, Anna RachwałFrom: Ranking and Priority of Creditors
Edited By: Dennis Faber, Niels Vermunt, Jason Kilborn, Tomáš Richter, Ignacio Tirado
This chapter discusses the law on creditor claims in Poland, where a comprehensive insolvency law reform is ongoing. In May 2015, Parliament adopted the final text of the Restructuring Law (RL). Due to enter into force on 1 January 2016, it will cover four restructuring proceedings: arrangement approval; fast arrangement; arrangement; and reorganization. Their common aim will be rescuing the debtor’s enterprise via an arrangement adopted by a majority of creditors. They will apply in case of both threatened and actual insolvency, and replace the current reorganization bankruptcy and rarely used rehabilitation proceedings. The existing Bankruptcy and Rehabilitation Law will have its provisions on reorganization bankruptcy and rehabilitation proceedings repealed, and be renamed ‘Bankruptcy Law’. The chapter deals with insolvency claims, administration claims, and non-enforceable claims in turn. Each section covers: the definition and scope of the claim; rules for submission, verification, and satisfaction or admission of claims; ranking of claims; and voting and other participation rights in insolvency proceedings.