Italian Legal Translation Services

Italian legal translation

Italian translation is more than the substitution of words or phrases into Italian – it’s the rewriting of the original text to match the Italian way of writing and thinking. Even more so for Italian legal translation services, because the Italian legal writing style is much different from the legal writing style in English and other languages. Legal documents, when translated properly into Italian, will express the foreign legal concepts within the parameters of Italian law, and for this you need experts.

Italian Legal Translation Requires Specialist Knowledge

A technical glossary or encyclopedic dictionary will help, but they are not enough for successful Italian legal translation services, which instead require experience and extensive knowledge of all the tools of the trade (research engines, Italian legal system, computer-assisted translation programs, etc.), in addition to specific knowledge of the legal system of the source language. Comprehension and linguistic reproduction can easily be misconstrued across diverse legal systems.

For this reason, it is of the utmost importance to bring in-depth knowledge of current legislation in the target country, as well as knowledge of the administrative and political entities that characterize the legal process and their specific functions. Literal Italian translation of legal documents could result in a limited or inaccurate understanding of the final documents.

Inexperience in Italian legal translation and superficial understanding of the relevant legal systems can result in enormous misunderstandings that can evolve into serious conflicts for all parties involved. A common mistake made by inexpert translators is to confuse terms that have phonetic similarities but different means, known as “false friends”. A competent legal translator is aware of these differences, as is able to research complex issues using reliable sources.

At BeTranslated each project is handled through the application of the most scrupulous quality procedures designed to ensure cohesive terminology, appropriate linguistic style, and respect for confidentiality, always according to schedules agreed upon with the client.

Sworn Translations

Sworn translations can be issued for any type of certification or document that requires notarization, by a translator enrolled in the Registry of Technical Consultants to the Court. To “legalize” an Italian legal translation in Italy, the translator must go in person to a local court with the correct forms (search here), pay the fee and attest to the accuracy of the translation. BeTranslated provides this service for you.

Upon request, we also notarize documents translated by competent entities for the Court of Bologna. Sworn Italian legal translations have effective legal power, in addition to being recorded with a specific protocol number with the official notarized records and reports office of the Court. If you have questions regarding a sworn translation, get in touch with our friendly project managing team here at BeTranslated.


Authentication is a form of certification; authentication certifies the authenticity of the signature and the identity of the undersigned, but does not certify the validity of the document or its contents.

We are empowered to authenticate legal documents on behalf of the Bologna Prosecutor’s Office by way of application of the Hague Apostille in the case of documents destined for foreign countries.

We handle the following sectors:

  • Arbitration
  • Insurance
  • Civil courts and out of court settlements
  • Foreign commerce
  • Contracts
  • Company articles
  • Administrative, banking, commercial, community, employment, family, international and company law
  • Foreclosures
  • Bankruptcy
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Finance
  • Telecommunications, internet, and ecommerce
  • Investments
  • Criminal law
  • Privacy
  • Intellectual property
  • Public administration
  • Debt collection
  • Civil responsibility
  • Administrative and court appeals
  • Damages compensation
  • Separation and divorce
  • Workplace safety
  • Inheritances
  • Insurance disputes
  • Workplace, fiscal, and tax disputes

Betranslated, Your Professional Language Service Provider for All Your Italian Legal Translation Needs

Here at BeTranslated we only work with certified language professionals, always translating into their native language. We handle your documents confidentially and professionally, always keeping in mind your specific needs, budget and deadlines.

Need a legal document translated into or from Italian, Spanish, German, or Korean? Need us to work from a scanned PDF file? No problem! Always flexible and punctual, our team of linguists is sure to find the solution to your problem. So, what are you waiting for? Request a free quote today.