Agency agreement

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An agency agreement is a service or work contract that is important in business and law in accordance with Section 611 and Section 631 of the German Civil Code (BGB) , through which the debtor undertakes to carry out a business transferred to him by the performance creditor for a fee ( Section 675 (1) of the German Civil Code). One also speaks of a paid fiduciary business .

It is an independent economic activity that is carried out in the interest of another and within a foreign economic sphere of interest. As with an order, there is an indirect representation , which is not a representation i. S. d. § § 164 ff. BGB is before. In contrast to the representation in the aforementioned sense, the “representative” acts in his own name, is entitled and obliged himself and acquires property himself in the case of disposal transactions .

The "represented" only has contractual obligations from the agency. The “representative” acquires claims for reimbursement of expenses . If the agency contract has a brokerage service, it is also called an agency contract .

An important legal norm that falls back on the concept of agency is the regulation in the case of a businessman's silence on applications ( § 362 HGB).

Difference to the order

The difference to an order ( § 662 ff. BGB) lies in particular in the payment. Otherwise, the regulations for the order are generally to be applied to the agency order ( Section 675 (1) BGB).

Examples of agency agreements

Examples of agency agreements are in particular (cf. also § 1 Paragraph 2 No. 2, 4-9 HGB old version):

Individual evidence

  1. BGHZ 45, 223 , 229
  2. Agency contract: content, regulations and legal advice
  3. ^ Legal dictionary, agency business, agency contract