Danish Anpartsselskab (ApS)
The Danish Anpartsselskab (ApS) is similar to a Limited Liability Company in the UK or a GmbH in Austria and Germany in that it is a legal entity which is separate and distinct from the individuals who run it. For sole traders and for people in partnerships, the individuals’ personal assets are at risk if there is a claim against the organisation but shareholders in an ApS are liable to lose only the value of the share capital to which they subscribe.
As Denmark has no government register of shareholders, the beneficial owners of the company enjoy high levels of confidentiality.
Company names must end with the suffix ApS but they do not need to be in the Danish language.
A Danish ApS must have a registered office in Denmark where all official company correspondence may be served. We are able to provide a registered address as part of our incorporation package.
Only a single director is require for an ApS company, directors may be of any nationality or residency.
There are no restrictions on the nationality or residency of shareholders and only a single shareholder is required. Annual meetings may be held anywhere in the world and may be attended via proxy. There is no government list of shareholders.
The minimum share capital is DKK 80,000 (approximately EUR 10,700). Share capital may be paid up in cash or asset contributions.
Companies are required to file annual financial statements within five months following the end of the fiscal year. Companies are divided into categories depending on size and if considered ‘Small’, certain aspects of the financial statement may be omitted. Annual returns must be filed by all companies
Once we have submitted all the necessary information to the Danish Commerce and Companies Agency it will typically take from one to two weeks to fully incorporate your new ApS. Once incorporated, your company will be issued with a CVR identification number.
Proof of Identity
As part of our due diligence we require proof of identity in the form of a passport copy up to date proof of residency for all directors and shareholders of the company.
Travelling to Denmark is recommended