Avtal om tredjepartslogistik- bildande av bolag eller köp av tjänst?
Abstract (Summary)Thirdpartylogistics and related services are offered by most international logistic companys. Besides the undertaking of mere transports, thirdpartylogistics typically includes the execution of other services such as storage, repacking and assembling the clients products. From a legal point of view agreements concerning thirdpartylgistics raises the issue regarding how to legally classify the agreement in question. The thorough cooperation between the logistic company and its client needed to perform the agreed services could in accordance with Swedish company and partnership regulations give rise to partnership constellation rather than a purchase of a service. This could in turn result in that the parties involved have accepted more far-reaching legal obligations towards one another than wished for or intended.In this thesis the above mentioned issues concerning the legal classification of agreement thirdpartylogistics are further exeplored with starting point in Swedish company and partnerhip law. Furthermore are the legal consequences of such classifacation in respect to the concerned parties obligations obligations towards each other thouroughly examined.In the thesis it has been found that the most decisive circumstance to consider regarding the legal classifiaction of agreements concerning thirdpartylogistics is the presence or lack of joint earnings between the parties in question. Regarding the legal consequences it has been found that altough there are considerably principle differences between a partnership agreement and purchase dito, the de facto differences however seems to be of a more moderat kind. This could be explained by the extensive use of non-mandatory legislation in Swedish partnership law.
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:10/18/2005