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Doing business in Denmark

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Denmark.

Useful links

Ease Doing Business in Denmark
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Your Europe: Business: Denmark
Key information provided by the European Commission on business regulations and practices, with links to relevant legislation. Topics include accounting, taxes, types of business, intellectual property and responsible business.

Guides

Exporting to Denmark
Regularly updated guide produced by UK Trade and Investment for companies looking to do business in this country. Sections include:

  • challenges
  • growth potential
  • opportunities
  • start-up considerations
  • legal considerations
  • tax and customs considerations
  • entry requirements.

Doing Business in Denmark
Country guide from Baker Tilly International providing an overview of rules and regulations covering business entities and accounting, finance and investment, employment regulations and tax. Published in November 2009.

Doing Business In
Booklets from HLB International giving general information on doing business in other countries.

Import and export

EU Export Helpdesk
Service provided by the European Commission to facilitate market access to the EU. Find comprehensive information by product code and country of origin on:

  • requirements and taxes
  • import tariffs
  • preferential arrangements
  • trade statistics.

Law and regulation

Doing Business Law Library: Denmark
Links to business laws and regulations collated by the World Bank. Topics include:

  • banking and credit laws
  • bankruptcy and collateral laws
  • commercial and company laws
  • labour laws
  • land and building laws
  • securities laws
  • tax laws
  • trade laws.

The float guide: How to float a company on the Danish Securities Exchange
Overview prepared by the International Bar Association in 2012 describing the process for initial public offering (IPO) by companies. The guide explains the steps involved and offers a typical timetable.

Doing business in… Country Q&A tool
Useful tool from Practical Law that allows users to compare summaries of key legal issues across several jurisdictions, including this country. Summaries cover:

  • the legal system
  • foreign investment
  • business vehicles
  • employment
  • tax
  • competition
  • intellectual property
  • marketing agreements
  • e-commerce
  • data protection
  • product liability.

International debt collection handbook
Detailed guide compiled by Atradius looking at debt collection procedures, legislation and culture across 35 countries, including a profile of this jurisdiction. Profiles include information on:

  • the amicable phase
  • legal procedures
  • enforcement
  • insolvency proceedings
  • arbitration and mediation.

Forums and support networks

British Chamber of Commerce in Denmark
A forum for business networking for Danish and British business people.

The Danish-UK Chamber of Commerce
A forum for business people to network and encourage best practice, trade and investment between Britain and Denmark.

Enterprise Europe Network
Network created by the European Commission of business support organisations helping SMEs to gain access to the EU market.

Embassies and consulates

Publications

Buy books from Amazon on doing business in Denmark

Articles and books in the Library collection

Selected books

The Business Operations in... series from Bloomberg BNA provides expert guidance on the tax aspects of expanding and operating businesses abroad.

Business Operations in Denmark
Analysis of the business environment in Denmark, focusing on: the economy and government, operating a business, forms of doing business, principal taxes and taxation of domestic corporations.

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