For a GmbH, one or more managing directors (Geschäftsführer)
must be appointed as provided for in the articles. This is usually
stipulated in the articles, but can also be changed at a later date.
Managing directors are allowed to hold an interest in the GmbH.
They must be individuals, but need not be citizens or residents
of Germany. The managing director(s) appointed must submit
an application to register the GmbH in the commercial register
(Handelsregister) maintained by the local court where the GmbH
has its registered offce.
The GmbH comes into legal existence
only upon registration.