Company Incorporation Denmark

Denmark’s liberal approach to life in general is mirrored in its attitude to companies coming in from abroad. The business climate is benign in the best sense, notwithstanding high labour costs. Opening a company in Denmark is straightforward, thanks to a streamlined regulatory regime, and more than 2,500 foreign companies already operate in the capital, Copenhagen.

Denmark also has double-taxation treaties with more than 80 countries. If you are considering company formation Denmark, please contact us for more information about how we can help you.

Company Formation FAQs

  • What is the most common type of company formation in Denmark?
  • How much share capital is required to establish a Public Limited Company (A/S)?
  • What other requirements to open a Danish company are there for an A/S?
  • How much share capital is required to establish a Private Limited Company (ApS)?
  • What other requirements are there for an ApS?
  • What other types of incorporation are there in Denmark?
  • How easy is it to recruit staff?
  • What is the regulatory environment like for those considering company registration in Denmark?
  • How easy is it to close a Danish company?
  • Are there financial incentives available for those wishing to open a company in Denmark?
  • What about banking facilities?

Branch and Subsidiary Information

Open a Branch in Denmark

Foreign investment is welcomed in Denmark, although there are particular codes of conduct concerning the establishment of a Danish branch.

Foreign branches may only be established in Denmark if their domicile country provides equivalent business opportunities for Danish companies; for example countries in the EU or EEA.

This reciprocation links to Denmark’s number of advantageous double taxation treaties.

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Open a Subsidiary in Denmark

Danish subsidiaries hold the same company standing as conventional limited liability companies, and are welcomed into the country as equals with Danish domiciled businesses.

Similarly, foreign investment is encouraged with much of the company law in Denmark in accordance with EU regulations.

The recent implementation of online services means that the establishment and registration process can now be completed in a very short timescale.

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