In the Doing Business Report published annually by the World Bank, local experts are weighting the business climate from 189 countries across the world. Partner Jim Øksnebjerg contributes to the report with insight into investor protection in Denmark.

The Doing Business Report ranks 189 countries across the world within 10 categories: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying tax, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and resolving insolvency.

Through the past seven years, attorney Jim Øksnebjerg has given an account of the Danish rules affecting the protection of minority investors, including in listed companies.

The report covers questions of majority with regard to different types of resolutions at general meetings, including resolutions to change shareholder rights, questions concerning minority shareholders' possibilities of objecting to resolutions at general meetings or in the board of directors, questions of legal capacity, camouflaged distribution of funds to certain shareholders or their connected persons, directors' liability and liability to shareholders.


Jim Øksnebjerg