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Legal translation

LEGAL TRANSLATIONS

Legal translation is one of the most sensitive, and consequently difficult, kinds of translation. Depending on the language, legal texts are often characterized by varying levels of linguistic transparency, which puts on the translator the additional burden of having to decipher the specific “legalese” of the source language in order to extract the meaning and transfer it, unscathed, to the means of legal expression characteristic of the target language and culture. Good legal translators should therefore not only be fluent in legal terminology of both source and target languages, they should also be well versed in the intricacies of the two cultural and legal systems. At KONTEKST, we are well aware of these challenges.

LANGUAGES

We are professionals in legal translations in a vast number of languages, including English, Polish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Swedish, Finnish, Czech, Slovak, Serbian, Dutch, Flemish, Portuguese, Chinese, simplified Chinese, Japanese, Persian, Arabic and others, including local language variants.

SERVICES

We provide translation and interpretation services in a number of disciplines, such as international law, contract law, property law, criminal law, etc., across different legal systems, including in particular civil law and common law-based systems.

We work with a number of demanding clients, some of them global law firms, who value our short response time, fast delivery and high quality of our translations, both in terms of form and subject matter. We have the necessary resources to handle even the most voluminous and time-limited projects. We guarantee top quality by carefully selecting qualified experts in field from among our contractors. Our long-standing experience in the field has equipped us with a good understanding of the challenges of legal translation and with the necessary tools to face these challenges.

 

Our services include:

-certified translation,

-revision and proofreading,

-interpretation,

-multilingual project management,

-terminology management,

-full IT support, including computer assisted translation and TM management,

-unparalleled 20-minute response time with urgent priority projects,

-a dedicated team of experienced experts in field,

-quality assurance provided by a large in-house quality control team of 15 translators and revisers,

-flexible and customized project management.

 

TYPES OF DOCUMENTS TRANSLATED

We translate a wide variety of legal documents. Some of the most common are:

  • contracts,
  • legal acts,
  • legal opinions and analyses,
  • court judgements,
  • tender documents,
  • powers of attorney,
  • administrative decisions, decrees and rulings,
  • court documentation,
  • company registration information and documents,
  • notarial deeds,
  • apostilles.