Minors – trading partnership

Persons under the age of 18 can, although they are not of age, be partners in a trading partnership. Here you can read about certain rules that apply if you are under 18.

Persons under the age of 18 are minors, and certain restrictions apply. The parents are normally guardians of children in their custody. If a minor does not have a guardian, the district court will appoint one.

Persons under the age of 16

Persons under the age of 16 are not allowed to be partners in a trading partnership. However, a guardian can be the partner on behalf of the child if the chief guardian (överförmyndaren) of the municipality (kommun) gives his or her permission. The guardian will be registered as the partner. State the full personal details and signature of the guardian in the application. Submit the permission of the chief guardian with your application.

Persons between 16 and 18 years of age

Persons over the age of 16 but not yet 18 years old can be partners in a trading partnership if the guardians and the chief guardian give their permission. The person is registered as a partner and signatory. Submit the permission of the guardians and the chief guardian with your application.

If the guardian is a partner of the same partnership

If a minor is to be a partner of the same trading partnership as his or her guardian, a trustee for the minor must be appointed by the chief guardian. The trustee shall attend to the minor’s interests in the partnership. Because the guardian is also a party of the partnership agreement, he or she cannot represent the minor.

In the application for registration, the trustee must state that he or she approves of the partnership agreement. The decision to appoint the trustee must be submitted as an attachment to your application. The permission of the chief guardian must also be submitted with the application. The details regarding the guardians can be stated in the application or in an attachment.

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