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Starting a business in Denmark

Legal Forms of Companies

Anpartselskab or ApS (Private Limited Company)
Number of partners: One or more. Minimum 1 director is required.
Capital (max/min): Minimum DKK 40,000 totally subscribed and released.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount contributed.
Aktieselskab or A/S (Public Limited Company)
Number of partners: One or more. Three directors and one manager required, must be citizens in the EU
Capital (max/min): Minimum DKK 400,000. 25% of the share capital has to be paid when the company is registered
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount contributed.
Interessentskab or I/S (General Partnership)
Number of partners: One or more.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Partners' liability is indefinite and several.
Kommanditselskab or K/S (Limited Partnership)
Number of partners: Two or more. Two types of partners: active partners and sleeping partners.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Liability of active partners is unlimited. Liability of sleeping partners is limited to the amount contributed.
 

Business Directories

Financial Information Directories
Dun & Bradstreet - Worldwide directory with financial information on businesses
Kompass - Denmark Business Directory
Proff - Financial content about Danish companies
Virk Data - Central business register of Denmark

To go further, check out our service Business directories.


 

Professional Associations

General Professional Associations
DA - Danish Employers' Confederation

To go further, check out our service Professional associations.


 

Business Setup Procedures

Setting Up a Company Denmark OECD
Procedures (number) 5.0 5.2
Time (days) 3.5 9.5

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

 
The Competent Organisation
The Danish Business Authority handles the registration of the company and issues a CVR-number.
For Further Information
Doing Business, Consult this website to know about procedures to start a Business in Denmark.
Central Business Register (CVR), Denmark's master register for business information.

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