Investment Opportunities in Denmark

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Protection of Foreign Investment

Bilateral Investment Conventions Signed By Denmark
As of December 2004, Denmark has concluded investment protection agreements with the following 41 countries: Albania, Argentina, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Chile, China, Croatia, Egypt, Estonia, Ghana, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, North Korea, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.
International Controversies Registered By UNCTAD
There have been no major disputes over investment in Denmark in recent years.
Organizations Offering Their Assistance in Case of Disagreement
ICCWBO , International court of arbitration, International chamber of commerce
ICSID , International Center for settlement of Investment Disputes
Member of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

Country Comparison For the Protection of Investors

  Denmark OECD United States Germany
Index of Transaction Transparency* 7.0 6.0 7.0 5.0
Index of Manager’s Responsibility** 5.0 5.2 9.0 5.0
Index of Shareholders’ Power*** 7.0 6.8 9.0 5.0
Index of Investor Protection**** 6.3 6.0 8.3 5.0

Source: Doing Business

Note: *The Greater the Index, the More Transparent the Conditions of Transactions. **The Greater the Index, the More the Manager is Personally Responsible. *** The Greater the Index, the Easier it Will Be For Shareholders to Take Legal Action. **** The Greater the Index, the Higher the Level of Investor Protection.

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Procedures Relative to Foreign Investment

Freedom of Establishment
Acquisition of Holdings
A majority holding interest in the capital of a local company is authorized.
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Office Real Estate and Land Ownership

The Possibility of Buying Land and Industrial and Commercial Buildings
A foreign or domestic private entity may freely establish, own, and dispose of a business enterprise in Denmark.
Risk of Expropriation
Private property is only expropriated for public purposes, in a non-discriminatory matter, with reasonable compensation, and in accordance with established principles of international law.

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Investment Aid

Forms of Aid
Both the Danish Government and the EU provide a number of industrial incentives. The Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through its investment promotion agency Invest in Denmark, provides a comprehensive overview of these investment incentives. It should also be contacted in order to get a complete investor guide.
Free Zones
The only free port in Denmark is the Copenhagen Free Port, which is operated by the Port of Copenhagen. The Port of Copenhagen and the Port of Malmo (Sweden) in 2001 merged their commercial operations, including the free port activities, in a joint company named CMP.

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Investment Opportunities

Tenders, Projects and Public Procurement
Licitationen, Tenders & Projects from Denmark
Globaltenders, Tenders & Projects from Denmark
Tenders Info, Tenders in Denmark
DgMarket, Tenders Worldwide

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