Denmark - Central Authority & practical information
Ministry of Justice, Civil Law Division
|Address:||Ministry of Justice
Procedural Law Division
1216 COPENHAGEN K
|Telephone:||+45 72 26 84 00|
|Fax:||+45 3393 3510|
|Languages spoken by staff:||Danish, English|
|The Courts and the Regional State Administration|
|Methods of service
Formal Service (Art. 5(1)(a))
Informal delivery (Art. 5(2))
A translation is not required; in the case of an untranslated document, however, the addressee is informed that he is not, under Danish law, under an obligation to accept it.
Denmark has not entered into particular agreements with other Contracting States in this respect.
|Costs relating to execution of the request for service
|Free of charge|
|Time for execution of request:||Two (2) months|
|Oppositions and declarations
|Click here to read all the declarations and reservations made by Denmark under this Convention.|
|Art. 8(2):||No opposition|
"As for Article 10(a) Denmark has not declared that it objects to this method of transmission. However, this does not imply that such method is valid service in Denmark. The Danish courts have not yet had the opportunity to rule on the matter." (see response 11 made by the Government of Denmark to the 2003 Service Convention Questionnaire)
|Art. 10(b):||No opposition|
|Art. 15(2):||Declaration of applicability|
|Art. 16(3):||Declaration of applicability|
Derogatory channels (bilateral or multilateral agreements or internal law permitting other transmission channels)
Supplementary agreements to the Hague Convention of 17 July 1905 and /or of 1 March 1954 were concluded with: Germany (Berlin, 1 June 1910 and 6 January 1932); Austria (8 November 1979) and Luxembourg (15 January 1912).
A multilateral convention on judicial co-operation was concluded between: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden on 26 April 1974.
A bilateral convention exists with the United Kingdom (London, 29 November 1932 – Article 2 to 6).
Council Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil and commercial matters, in accordance with the agreement between the European Community and the Kingdom of Denmark on the service of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil and commercial matters (Brussels, 19 October 2005).
|Useful links:||Danish Legal Information (the databases are in Danish only)|
(This page was last updated on 7 March 2014)