GRP Rainer Lawyers Tax Advisors, Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Bremen, Düsseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Nuremberg Stuttgart and London www.grprainer.com/en explain: The dismissal of a GmbH director without notice is done in accordance with the German Civil Code. Dismissal for cause must, however, in principle take place within two weeks following knowledge of the facts decisive for the dismissal. The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) recently had to deal with dismissal of a director without notice and the associated requirements in its judgment of April 9, 2013 (Az.: II ZR 273/11). The BGH ruled in the aforementioned case that for the knowledge of the grounds for dismissal, it solely depended on the knowledge of the board which made the decision on the dismissal without notice.