Find details about Denmark's beneficial ownership transparency reforms

Records last updated: 11 June 2024

Current ongoing work

We have mapped beneficial ownership data from the Danish Central Business Register to the Beneficial Ownership Data Standard and republish it each month for anyone to reuse and analyse.

Committed to one or more

  • Live register
    Following the launch of one or more beneficial ownership registers, a country is labelled as Live register.
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Implementation details

Central Business Register (Centrale Virksomhedsregister, CVR)

Central Business Register (Centrale Virksomhedsregister, CVR)
Register launched
Threshold used to determine beneficial ownership
Structured data publicly available
Published as BODS
Available via API
Available on the OO register

Commitment details

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  • Denmark has made a commitment to beneficial ownership transparency through some other means [06 November 2014] link to commitment
  • As a European Union member, Denmark was obliged to create a central, public register of beneficial ownership as part of the EU’s fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive. Following the judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union on 22 November 2022, member states are no longer required to provide public access, and are instead required to, at a minimum, provide access to those that can demonstrate a legitimate interest. [19 April 2018] link to commitment
  • At the 2023 Summit for Democracy, Denmark committed to effective implementation of beneficial ownership transparency measures and the maintenance of a beneficial ownership registry or an alternative mechanism [29 March 2023] link to commitment