I am publishing this post as myself, Michael Bastin. The views are mine and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of my partners.
As the owner of BeTranslated, I am naturally interested by all things translation-related. In particular, I’ve been closely following the current turmoil of the American language services company, TransPerfect. In a recent court decision in Delaware (USA), founders Elizabeth Elting and Philip R. Shawe are now required to sell TransPerfect, risking the loss of close to 4,500 jobs worldwide. In Barcelona alone, there are 400 jobs at risk. However, the greatest tragedy of this situation is the reason that forced the hands of the Delaware courts in the first place.