World Law Dictionary Switzerland

LAUNCH DATE – Winter 2020

The World Law Dictionary for Switzerland is a cooperation between TransLegal and one of Switzerland’s  leading universities, the University of St.Gallen.

In addition to professors from the university, the translation team which produced the dictionary included experienced Swiss, US and British lawyer-linguists with many years of translation experience and leading Swiss lawyers practicing in the various fields of law covered by the dictionary.

The dictionary includes over 7,000 Swiss legal terms translated into English and broken down by field of law. In addition to the translations, there are notes explaining the Swiss legal concepts when they are not fully equivalent to the English legal concepts. There are also notes explaining Swiss legal concepts which do not have any equivalent in the English-speaking jurisdictions.

All of the Swiss terms are linked to TransLegal’s English dictionary of law which is designed specifically to help lawyers and law students working in English as a second language. The English dictionary provides features, including sound recordings for pronunciation help, encyclopaedic entries, notes on usage, common mistakes, and a phrase bank listing authentic examples of each term. These features have been compiled by reference to a wide range of legal documents, corpora, reference materials, and the extensive knowledge gained from TransLegal’s 25 years of training lawyers to work in English.