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Investment framework and opportunities in Denmark

Procedures Relative to Foreign Investment

Freedom of Establishment
Foreigners and Danish nationals enjoy the same treatment, as there are no restrictions to foreign investmentes (except in some specific sensitive sectors).
Acquisition of Holdings

A majority holding interest in the capital of a local company is authorized. However, restrictions on FDI exist in the following sectors:

  • Aviation (products must mainly come from companies based in the EU)
  • Defence industry (IDE must be approved by the Ministery of Justice)
  • Hydrocarbons exploration (Danish State should own at least 20% of the capital)
  • Marine transport (there is a limit for the FDI coming from outside of the EU)
  • Real estate (special conditions for FDI coming from outside of the EU)
  • Financial market (need to have a subsidiary on Danish soil).
Obligation to Declare
No FDI screening is in place in Denmark, and investors do not require any previous authorization.
Competent Organisation For the Declaration
Invest in Denmark (for information)
Requests For Specific Authorisations
Specific authorization may be required in some sensitive sectors (such as defense, aviation, hydrocarbon, etc.).

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Investment Opportunities

Investment Aid Agency
Invest in Denmark (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark)
Federation of Danish Investment Associations
Tenders, Projects and Public Procurement
Licitationen, Tenders & Projects from Denmark
Globaltenders, Tenders & Projects from Denmark
Tenders Info, Tenders in Denmark
DgMarket, Tenders Worldwide
Other Useful Resources
Danish Statistics
Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs
Your Danish Life (The Expat Magazine)

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