Uber—Brave New Service or Unfair Competition

Legal Analysis of the Nature of Uber Services

  • Jasenko Marin
  • Siniša Petrović
  • Mišo Mudrić
  • Hrvoje Lisičar

Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 76)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Mišo Mudrić
    Pages 1-14
  3. Mišo Mudrić
    Pages 15-55
  4. Mišo Mudrić
    Pages 57-83
  5. Mišo Mudrić, Antoine Gaudemet, Henning Jessen, Massimiliano Musi, Maria-Victoria Petir-Lavall, Achim Puetz et al.
    Pages 85-152
  6. Siniša Petrović, Tomislav Jakšić
    Pages 153-180
  7. Nevia Čičin-Šain
    Pages 181-198
  8. Jasenko Marin
    Pages 199-213

About this book


This book analyzes the legal issues connected with the provision of Uber-related services. It primarily focuses on the various contractual and non-contractual relationships that occur during the use of Uber applications, especially with reference to Uber headquarters (Uber App), Uber branch offices (advertisements), Uber partner drivers (employees or self-employed), Uber application registered users, Uber transportation service users (contracting passenger) and third-party Uber transportation service users (additional passenger). It also provides a comparison of standard transportation services and contracts of carriage, irrespective of whether the carrier in question is a common carrier, contractual carrier, actual carrier or an intermediary service provider. Furthermore, the book presents the relevant case law, especially with regard to Uber as a taxi service, Uber as a share-riding service, Uber as a rent-a-car with driver service, Uber as an employer and Uber as a key organizer of transportation service, in Croatia, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, Hungary, Argentina, and France. Lastly, it explores the different legislative approaches to resolving various issues related to the appearance of Uber and similar companies – the Laissez-faire model, Status Quo model, Legal Adjustment model, and the New Legislative Paradigm model.


Uber Transport Services Digital Services Taxi Services Rent-a-Car with Driver Service Consumer Protection Market Competition Data Protection Taxation Law Employment Law

Editors and affiliations

  • Jasenko Marin
    • 1
  • Siniša Petrović
    • 2
  • Mišo Mudrić
    • 3
  • Hrvoje Lisičar
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.Faculty of LawUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  3. 3.Faculty of LawUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  4. 4.Faculty of LawUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-31534-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-31535-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1534-6781
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-9902
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