Setting up in Denmark

Denmark is among the world’s best locations for doing business. The World Bank ranks Denmark as the easiest place in Europe to do business, and the World Economic Forum ranks Denmark in the top ten of the most competitive economies in the world.

Denmark’s business environment offers:

  1. The lowest corporation tax rate in Scandinavia
  2. Swift, informal and cost-efficient establishment procedures
  3. The most flexible labour market in Europe
  4. A highly skilled workforce

As Denmark is a civil law country, traditional features of the common law system, such as trusts, do not exist in Denmark.

On 1 March 2010, Denmark adopted a new Companies Act. If you are planning to set up a business in Denmark, we strongly recommend you to contact a legal adviser. Our tax expert, Anders Oreby Hansen, and general company law expert, Stig Bigaard, will readily assist you with more information.

The information provided online is not exhaustive and is based on existing conditions as of June 2009.

Company formation
1. Governance structure in a Danish limited company
2. Formation of a Danish company
3. Company documents
4. Financial obligations 
5. Management

Tax law 1. Corporate income tax 2. Taxation of dividends and capital gains 3. Personal income tax 4. Taxes on capital and real estate 5. Value added tax 6. Oil and gas taxation 7. Transfer pricing 8. Filing of tax returns

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