Legal Translation

Professional Legal Translation

Legal Translation Services

We translate your or your business partner's Legal documents from practically any language to any target language with our expert Legal Translation Team.

Legal Translation involves official translation of documents that have to meet the requirements to serve as legally valid instruments in a target country. Such translations are of growing importance in this borderless world we live in. Official translation is one of the most personalized types of translation that involves not only creativity as the work serves as a bridge between cultures, but also rigorous and in- depth translation practices with the client’s trust at the forefront. It is crucial to have legal documents translated professionally as incorrect translation can lead to serious consequences, for example potential law suits and legal exposure. In fact, with English language being so complex, there are bound to be difficulties translating legal documents into other languages.

Globibo’s checkpoints for providing best quality Legal Translation service to clients:

  1. Globibo’s legal translations are done from native speakers following the traditional 6- step model based on our audited & certified ISO standards.
  2. Globibo supports all language combinations and data formats.
  3. Our Legal translations have vast experience in different legal domains, including international arbitration or business law.
  4. Globibo’s legal translation ensures that proper grammar and terminology are used, and appropriate lexis, styles, and Locale are considered.
  5. Globibo is accredited by major embassies, consulates, and ministries around the world.
  6. Globibo also provides Notarized, Sworn and certified translations for any language pair.
  7. Globibo make use of latest technology and software for Legal Translations
  8. Globibo also structure customer specific Legal Terminology Database or Glossaries.

Our Legal translations are fast and reliable. We certainly also offer long term support engagements for Legal translations.

Accreditation of Legal Documents
Globibo is accredited from many embassies, chambers and ministries in many different countries. This give our clients the highest level of accreditation for whatever the legal translations are required. We also have a set of partners that support affidavits, apostilles, legalizations or certifications and broad experience in working with Commissioner of Oaths and Sworn Translation / Interpretation. Professional Legal Translation

Globibo also provides the below types of translation for legal and other documents. To have an overview of those legal translation services, please read the below definitions

  • Legal Translation: Legal translation is the translation of texts within the field of law.To know more you can read the information on:
  • Sworn Translation: A translation done by sworn translators are entitled to create public instruments by signing and sealing of translations attached to originals.
  • Notarized Translation: Notarized translations are a third party check (by a notary public, not a translator) that the person who has completed the work is declaring that the work is complete, done to the best of their ability, and accurate.
  • Certified translation: A certified translation is one which fulfills the requirements in the country in question, enabling it to be used in formal procedures, with the translator accepting responsibility for its accuracy. To know more you can read the information on:
Legal Translation

Legal Translation Services and Industries

  • Automotive: As an automotive company diversifies and expands locally and abroad, all aspects of the business grows, among them its production lines and sales locations. Inevitably, this leads to the exchange of massive number of legal documents that require translations.
  • Banking: Banking and financial sectors may operate not just locally, but also abroad. Whether local or abroad, they have to adhere to 100% accuracy, timeliness, legislative-compliance, clarity, etc. in all banking transactions, and as such, require high quality legal translation expertise to attend to those transactions.
  • Healthcare: The medical and healthcare industry is expansive, with potential for global expansion. As this sector deals with medicine and health, there has to be strict compliance with regulatory standards, especially the legal translations of medical documents and related literature with potential partners and patients.
  • Gaming: As your gaming programs gain popularity globally, you would require expert legal translators to convert existing gaming documents (e.g. contractual documents) to other languages of potential business gaming partners.
  • High-tech: The digital era and globalization is inseparable, with many companies going global. Corporate documents have to accurate, conforming to legal requirements, and to remain comprehensible in the target language.
  • Military: Defence and national security are highly specialized services, with critical communications worldwide on their agenda that requires expert legal translation services.
  • Government: The world is borderless, and the governments of most countries are in constant communication with one another, especially on global current affairs. In order for clear and effective communication channels, it is vital that all legal documents are expertly translated.
  • Luxury brands: The clientele of world leading luxurious brands come from all over the world, and demand only the best in quality of products and customer service. As such, there has to be consistency in all aspects of the business, especially in technical legal documentations between the seller and buyer.
  • Legal translation: Writings in the field of law are highly technical and therefore, legal translations cannot be attempted by non-subject matter experts, but only legal translation experts such as our legal translators at Globibo.

Legal Translation Linguists

The basic requirements for our Legal Translators are that the translator requires either an explicit professional degree in translation or an equivalent degree and documented full-time localization experience. As such we do not just look at documented translation experience, but the experience has to be in a full-time capacity. The ISO standard puts further emphasize on the direction of translation. A translator qualified to translate German to English might not be qualified to translate English to German. While industry-standards are not very consistent in regards to translation direction, we developed an own set of standards to ensure quality. Therefore, our linguist working on Legal Translation Projects require not just the qualifications based on international translation standards like EN 15038 and ISO17100 / 11669 but additionally have to comply to our specific criteria that we found important for Legal & Contract Translations.

Our Legal & Contract Translators have access to the best Legal Translation Term- and Template-Databases that were established and optimized over thousands of projects. The Term- and Template databases have been consolidated for different industries and functional domains. We also create customer-specific Term- and Template databases to improve inter-company translation consistency. Those Term-databases give the linguist additional support to perform the translation faster with a higher quality level leveraging industry or company-specific terms. Lastly, dedicated Contract Translation Memories that include fully pre-translated segments from all our prior projects improve quality as well as reduce cost and turnaround-time for our clients. The segments from prior translated projects are weighted in regards to context and domain to ensure they fit into the new target context.

Legal Translation Process

Our Legal & Contract Translations follow global Translation standards like ISO 17100, ISO 11669, EN 15038, ASTM 2575, CAN 131.10 and J2450 as well as the Globibo Localization Delivery Model. The Translation Standards define the internal processes for the translation as well as the process with you as a Client. We will do a requirement specification and feasibility analysis for your project. Based on this you will receive a quotation and the underlying terms and conditions. Information about data protection and security are furnished to you and are available on the Web site for your review. Upon your confirmation, we commence with the translation via the 6-step process of which 4 steps are mandatory and 2 steps are optional.

A good Legal Translation Process:

1.Translation: Translation by professional with subject matter expertise, prior experience and rock-solid academic background

2.Revision: Bilingual revision of source to target by an expert with the same qualifications as the translator.

3.Review: Optional mono-lingual process conducted by subject - matter expert in the target language.

Our translators incorporate the following guidelines in their translations of legal documents:

  1. We respect our client’s deadlines and assure them of quick and accurate translations.
  2. Legal documents are private and confidential and so, we ensure trustworthiness to avoid sensitive materials falling into the wrong hands.
  3. We abide by up-to-date legal regulations and laws.
  4. Translations are based on appropriate linguistic structures that are similar to the source document. The tone is extremely important as legal documents need to be communicated according to the severity of the situation, as failure to do so may be detrimental to the parties involved.

Legal Translation FAQ

1. What is certified legal translation?

Legal Translation sometimes needs to be certified by any or a sworn translator when providing the documents to an authority. Any translator can certify a translation, providing a personal signature and contact details to authenticate that s/he has performed the translation faithfully and truthfully. A sworn translation is done by a translator that has either taken an oath before a government agency “in general” or specifically for this project.

2. Does a Sworn Translator need to be registered in the local court of the country?

For Sworn Translation, the translators are usually registered in the local court of the country in order to use the official stamp. For Instance, for French Sworn Translation, translators must be registered with with a regional court of appeal in France

3. Do legal translators need to have a background in law?

Legal translators are certified and have domain-specific knowledge. As they are signatories of the final document, they need to know international business laws.

4. Why do you need legal translation?

If you are planning to sell goods and services in a foreign country, you need to understand the laws of that country governing import and export. For this, you will need a legal translation.

5. Why hire the services of Globibo legal translators?

At Globibo, we ensure that our legal translators are not only experts in law but linguists in their own right. Our translators are all certified and have professional degrees that qualify them as international legal translators.

6. Do you offer customization?

At Globibo, we have access to the best Legal Translation Term and Template Databases which allows us to customize the project as per your requirement. We develop a customer-specific template to meet your need precisely.

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