German Legal Translation

German law is based on the Constitutional Law if Germany (1949) which was also adopted by East Germany following reunification.  Its roots stem back to Roman law, but German law also carries a strong Napoleonic influence.  German law is made up of public law, for matters involving the state (including criminal law) and private law.


Swiss law derives largely from the Swiss Civil Code which has been in force since 1912.  The Swiss Civil Code carries heavy influences of the German Civil Code and also some influences of the French Civil Code.  Swiss law is particularly highly developed in certain areas, e.g. finance and tax, and also varies from canton to canton.


Translating in and out of German, including Swiss and Austrian German, is one of our largest language combinations.  We have a very strong in-house German capability and have carefully built up relationships with a wide selection of world-class German translators.


Whether you’re looking to expand your business into a German market, or you want to build your existing presence a German-speaking country, we are the perfect partner.


Some of our German Legal translators



Ulrike is a native German speaker who has worked as a freelance translator since 2006. After graduating with an M.A. in German and English from the Humboldt University in Berlin, she went on to pursue a PhD in German and Scandinavian literature at the University of Michigan. After 8 years in the US, she moved to the UK, taking the Diploma in Translation exam with the Institute of Linguists. Her general paper was awarded Distinction, her technology paper received a Merit and as her other specialty she chose law. Apart from languages, Ulrike enjoys singing in choirs and taking walks in the British country side with her family.More about Translation Companies UK


Proficient translator with more than 10 years of experience and accredited by the American Translators Association. Born and raised in Germany, and living in the US for the past 24 years. MBA with a concentration in IT, specializing in Financial, Legal, and Medical texts.


German Financial Translation


Our German, Swiss German and Austrian financial translators all have extensive experience, the relevant qualifications and their own individual track records providing German financial translations.


As an agency, we are very well setup for financial translations:


we have a large client base of international financial services companies

we hold relevant quality certifications

we are a member of key industry bodies including the ATA and ITI

we have a large number of professional, qualified German financial translators available immediately and already under binding non-disclosure agreements.

Accounting standards vary from country to country. It is very important that key terms are translated appropriately and not mere transcribed. Therefore it is critical that the work is translated by native German people with the appropriate knowledge and experience.


We are able to translate annual reports and all kinds of financial statements, prospectuses and other materials from German.


Some of our German Financial Translators

German Financial Translator, Elke


1996-heute: Freelance translator with Diplom degree, certified for the English and Spanish language at the Regional Court of Ulm, Germany. 1995: Technical translator and export administrator at WFG, Göppingen. 1985-1990: Translation studies in Saarbrücken, Germany, with focus on business administration and finance. 1990: Bank employee at the savings bank Kreissparkasse Göppingen, securities department. During my activity as a freelance translator, I have carried out translations for diverse renowned investment companies, funds, banks and insurance companies as well as for local companies. This year I have translated verbatim reports of the members of the European Parliament within the scope of a 9-month large-scale project.