• Specialized translations for legal matters

    Legal area

    More than 50 years of specialized translations for the legal sector

Translation and interpreting for legal matters

For over fifty years now, KERN has been working with attorneys, legal departments, notaries, tax advisors, courts, authorities, and private clients to answer all their questions regarding foreign-language communication. You can find further information on the translation agency KERN Global Language Services in this information leaflet.

KERN offers extensive experience of translating specialist legal texts, irrespective of their scope or technicality. KERN specializes in the following topics in particular:
  • Contracts and agreements
  • Birth and marriage certificates
  • Passports and other forms of identification document
  • Business agreements, transcripts for meetings and negotiations, issue prospectuses, and financial documents
  • Patent specifications and applications, documents involving technological development, and patent claims
  • Summonses, writs, court rulings, statements under oath, affidavits, and attestations
  • Auditors' and expert reports
  • Balance sheets as well as profit and loss accounts
  • Wills and powers of attorney
  • Property handover certificates and rental agreements
  • Performance records, certificates, account statements, and documents relating to citizenship or asylum
  • Insolvency records and documents

Express service

KERN's language teams are available 24 hours a day. Our Express Service makes it possible to meet the tightest of deadlines, regardless of the size and complexity of the texts.


The confidential handling of your documents is a matter of course for KERN.


KERN's certified court interpretersinterpret in two or more official languages during:

  • Proceedings in the German federal courts
  • Meetings in advance of court hearings and during witness accounts
  • Police interviews
  • Interrogations, hearings, judicial and extra-judicial mediation

Appraisal of documents on-site, as well as compilation of glossaries

KERN's language teams, consisting of specialist translators and interpreters, are trained specifically in on-site document assessment and indexing, as well as being ready to work at your side in order to prepare the relevant mandate documents. We will assist you in the compilation of a mandate-specific glossary of technical terms, so that consistent terminology is always used in your mandating documentation and affidavits.

Text capture

KERN produces German-language and foreign-language texts, which you can, for example, send to us using digital storage devices (CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs), cassettes, and videos or as files. If desired, KERN can also certify translations of captured texts so that you can use them in court.

Certification of patent translations

If a certification of your patent application translation is required, KERN can provide this service using a sworn translator or via a Translator's Certificate at any time.