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Legal Translations - English to German

I have a 1 page (391 words) contract in English that I need to get translated into German. Since this document will be used in court, I think I need it done as a certified translation. (can anyone confirm this)

Can anyone make a recommendation.

many thanks in advance

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Re: Legal Translations - English to German

Try googling on "beglaubigte übersetzung schweiz". Here's two results (showing their English pages):

http://www.translation-probst.com/en...-translations/

http://www.alphatrad.com/
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Re: Legal Translations - English to German

I have regularly collaborated with this translator and professor from Bern (French, German, English, Romanian) and strongly recommend her. Not sure about her fees but I posted her email below:

https://www.hellopage.ch/Saurer-Corn...n-czttwqzwvtzc

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I have a 1 page (391 words) contract in English that I need to get translated into German. Since this document will be used in court, I think I need it done as a certified translation. (can anyone confirm this)

Can anyone make a recommendation.

many thanks in advance

Alex

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Re: Legal Translations - English to German

I was in the same situation a couple of years ago and used the services of www.beglaubigte-uebersetzung.ch
The result was very good.
I don't remember the exact price but just that I found them pretty expensive at that time.
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I have a 1 page (391 words) contract in English that I need to get translated into German. Since this document will be used in court, I think I need it done as a certified translation. (can anyone confirm this)

Can anyone make a recommendation.

many thanks in advance

Alex

There is no way to have a translation 'certified' as the person who would have to certify it would also need to be able to translate it properly. There are qualified translators in the 'telephone book'.
The easiest way is to get a good translator with his/her name and address on the paper used and then get the translator to go to a public notary for an authorising stamp and signature. The notary usually charges about Fr.25.-- Any additional charges are the costs the translator has in getting to and from the notary's offices.
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There is no way to have a translation 'certified' as the person who would have to certify it would also need to be able to translate it properly. There are qualified translators in the 'telephone book'.
The easiest way is to get a good translator with his/her name and address on the paper used and then get the translator to go to a public notary for an authorising stamp and signature. The notary usually charges about Fr.25.-- Any additional charges are the costs the translator has in getting to and from the notary's offices.
But there are 'certified' translators. Each canton usually has a list of accepted translators for the language required.

They are called 'traducteurs/traductrices jurés' in French ( no idea what the name is in German).
Here is the list for Neuchatel which i realise is no help to the OP but gives him an idea of where to look for one.

http://www.ne.ch/autorites/CHAN/Page...urs-jures.aspx

Or here is a list of all the 'certified' translators in Switzerland.

http://www.astj.ch/pdfs/annuaire.pdf

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I have a 1 page (391 words) contract in English that I need to get translated into German. Since this document will be used in court, I think I need it done as a certified translation. (can anyone confirm this)

Can anyone make a recommendation.

many thanks in advance

Alex
Legal commentators state that in general a "private" translation is sufficient unless it is disputed by the other party. This being said some cantons require a certified translation.

Beyond that it is a bit of a headache of how to get a certified translation since while some cantons have actual certified translators (traducteur juré in the Romandie), other cantons allow their public notaries to certify a translation as correct, while others had (or used to have) court translators.

I've been working on getting the translation requirement waived for English language documents, and the Federal Supreme Court seems to follow my reasoning (at least to the extent that an English language arbitral award is enforced in Switzerland; decision of 2 July 2012 (5A_754/2011))...

... but if you do not fancy going up all the way to the Federal Supreme Court I would simply call the court and ask them what type of translation they require (and whether they can suggest any translators).
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