The Danish Companies Act

A Modern and Competitive European Law

By Paul Kruger Andersen, Evelyne Beatrix Sorensen

Danish company law has long rested on the principle of freedom of contract: within a wide range of legal opportunities, a group of people, and, in the case of public and private companies, even individuals can determine the legal framework in which they operate. Public and private authorities, creditors, as well as other parties who interact with the company, must, as a starting point, respect the rules set by the founders of the company. As not all company forms are regulated in Denmark, the freedom of contract is wider for companies here than in many other countries. It is possible to freely choose between various forms of companies and to modify or combine elements of existing company forms. This book offers an introduction to the 2009 Danish Companies Act and how company law works in Denmark e.g. concerning freedom of choice for companies, capital structure, shareholder/stakeholder value in Denmark, etc.


382 pages

Publication Date: 12/3/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9788757424898