The Danish Business Authority will notify the foreign investor whether an investment or agreement can be authorised/approved, or whether the matter must be submitted to the Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs no later than 60 working days after receipt of a complete application or notification.
In the case of applications under the permit requirement the abovementioned deadline can be extended to 90 working days if the application requires further investigation or at the request of the foreign investor. Exceeding the deadlines for processing applications does not entitle the foreign investor to complete the investment or the agreement when no authorisation has been granted.
In the case of notifications, the deadline can be extended further at the request of the foreign investor. A notification is considered approved if the Danish Business Authority has not decided the case within the 60 weekday deadline.
If an application or notification is submitted to the Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, the Minister will commence negotiations with the Minister for Finance, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Minister for Justice the Minister for Defence and other relevant ministers. On the basis of such negotiations, the Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs will make the final decision. The Investment Screening Act does not set a deadline for this part of the process.