This guide is a general guide aimed to highlight the legal issues involved when establishing and doing business in Denmark. We endeavor to answer frequently asked questions.

Step-by-step guide to starting a business in denmark

The guide considers the various business vehicles you may wish to set up in Denmark and aims at addressing some of the main considerations that may be of relevance, such as hiring of staff, renting of office premises, and intellectual property rights. The guide also deals with the regulatory and business framework, how profits and tax are treated, as well as with insolvency and litigation matters.

However, the guide will not provide comprehensive legal advice on applicable laws or other issues in connection with establishing and doing business in Denmark. Prior to any steps towards establishing a business in Denmark, you should seek specific professional legal advice.

This guide has been prepared by a team of Danish lawyers from NJORD Law Firm. NJORD Law Firm is a leading law firm with a strong presence in the Nordic and the Baltic Sea Area. We provide legal services within all areas of corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on international transactions.

Denmark is an easy place for doing business because of the cost-effective labour market, well-connected infrastructure and innovative environment.

Lars Lokdam, Attorney and partner


  • Denmark is a country with political stability and a well-functioning public sector.

  • We are internationally oriented with a flexible labour market, e.g. short terms of notice and high education standards

  • Denmark has a high industrial productivity and profitability

  • Denmark has one of Europe’s most efficient distribution systems.

  • You will find good  IT and telecom infrastructure.

  • Denmark has an ideal geographical location in relation to Scandinavia, Northern Europe, and the Baltic Sea Region.

  • The workforce is competitive, with good language skills, and personal and industrial IT usage is sophisticated.

  • The managerial skills are suited to a global high-tech economy.

  • The Danish Government has created an excellent climate and motivation for innovative businesses and entrepreneurs.



We hope that the information in this guide has proved useful in providing a brief overview on how to establish a business in Denmark, the options available to companies, and  their rights and obligations when conducting and doing business in Denmark.

Should you require further information with regard to any of the matters dealt with in this guide, or if you have specific concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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