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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.
The Competent Organisation
The Danish Business Authority handles the registration of the company and issues a CVR-number.
Company Directories
Danish Exporters, Company and Product Research
Central Business Register
 
Setting Up a Company Denmark OECD
Procedures (number) 5.0 5.2
Time (days) 3.5 9.5

Source: Doing Business, 2016

 
Business Setup Procedures
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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