A little while ago we translated a Chinese tender document into English for a construction sector client. It’s a major project so it’s important that all parties are of the same understanding. As always with major tenders of this sort, there is a lot of ongoing correspondence as contracts are negotiated. As communications continue and legalities come into the picture, accurate legal translation is essential to ensure that both client and contractor understand each other clearly and that both are protected.
The tendering and contracting process can be fraught with difficulties at the best of times and with differences in language, culture and legal systems can become very complex. Whilst good quality legal translation may look like an additional cost to bear in a process that can cost around £5,000-£10,000, the costs of errors arising from misunderstandings can be much greater so it’s worth factoring in the support of a translation company that will assist the smooth running of your negotiations.