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As witness the hands of the parties or their duly authorized representatives on the date shown below

German translation: Zu Urkund dessen...

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16:09 Jan 9, 2008
English to German translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law: Contract(s)
English term or phrase: As witness the hands of the parties or their duly authorized representatives on the date shown below
I normally avoid any legal translation like the plague - so I am not sure why I accepted this SLA! The rest is fine but I have problems with this particular little phrase. How best do I translate "As witness the hands of" (God, I hate legalese!). Would be grateful for any suggestions, thanks!
Soluna
German translation:Zu Urkund dessen...
Explanation:
die Parteien oder deren bevollmächtigte Vertreter [diesen Vertrag] am unten angeführten Datum [unterzeichnet haben].

Man kann es auch einfacher und weniger schwülstig formulieren.

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Note added at 8 mins (2008-01-09 16:17:38 GMT)
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"...deren *ordnungsgemäß* bevollmächtigten Vertreter...", damit wir nichts vergessen
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4 +6Zu Urkund dessen...
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as witness the hands of the parties or their duly authorized representatives on
Zu Urkund dessen...


Explanation:
die Parteien oder deren bevollmächtigte Vertreter [diesen Vertrag] am unten angeführten Datum [unterzeichnet haben].

Man kann es auch einfacher und weniger schwülstig formulieren.

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Note added at 8 mins (2008-01-09 16:17:38 GMT)
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"...deren *ordnungsgemäß* bevollmächtigten Vertreter...", damit wir nichts vergessen

LegalTrans D
Turkey
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Schönen Dank!
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Asker: Danke, sehr hilfreich!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Cetacea: Ach, ein bisschen schwülstig muss es schon sein. Sonst würd's ja jeder verstehen, und die Anwälte wären arbeitslos... ;-)
8 mins

agree  Jule Eitel: "am unten angeführten/angegebenen Tag" ist noch gebräuchlicher
8 mins

agree  Hans G. Liepert
16 mins

agree  Katja Schoone: Ich übersetzt das auch regelmäßig mit "ZUR URKUND DESSEN", warum einfacher machen, wenn es der Ausgangstext nicht hergibt. Rechtssprache ist eben eine eigene Sprache und zwar in jeder Sprache ;-)
1 hr

agree  Susanne Bittner
1 hr

agree  me.translation
4 hrs
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Jan 9, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Term askedAs witness the hands of the parties or their duly authorized representatives on » As witness the hands of the parties or their duly authorized representatives on the date shown below
Jan 9, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Field (specific)Business/Commerce (general) » Law: Contract(s)


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