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02:19 Sep 11, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
English term or phrase: PLC (Corporate document)
Do you translate PLC to S.A. in an Articles of association document?

Thanks in advance,
M. Palacios
Spanish translation:no
Explanation:
Hola,

Mi experiencia en estos casos es que, cuando la forma jurídica aparece al lado del nombre, no se traduce. Sí que lo traduciría si se tratara de una explicación de la forma jurídica, pero en cualquier caso hay que tener en cuenta que las figuras no son idénticas de país a país y por lo tanto se trataría de algo más descriptivo o aproximativo que no de una equivalencia.

Espero que te sirva!
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Victòria Peñafiel Mengual
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Gonzalo Tutusaus
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Victòria Peñafiel Mengual


  

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58 mins
no


Explanation:
Hola,

Mi experiencia en estos casos es que, cuando la forma jurídica aparece al lado del nombre, no se traduce. Sí que lo traduciría si se tratara de una explicación de la forma jurídica, pero en cualquier caso hay que tener en cuenta que las figuras no son idénticas de país a país y por lo tanto se trataría de algo más descriptivo o aproximativo que no de una equivalencia.

Espero que te sirva!

Victòria Peñafiel Mengual
Spain
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Jesus Murillo

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3 hrs
see below


Explanation:
El diccionario Routledge aporta la siguiente traducción para PLC:

abbr Br E (public limited company) GEN COMM ≈ S.A. (sociedad anónima), ≈ S.A.A. (sociedad anónima por acciones)

Y el diccionatio de Alcaraz Varó/Hughes:

sociedad anónima cuyas acciones cotizan en Bolsa; el nombre equivalente en los Estados Unidos es incorporated business/company, INC.

Yo lo traduciría o no (por S.A.) o (S.A.A.) en función de como aparece en el texto. Si figura inmediatamente después del nombre de una empresa, no lo traduciría.

Un saludo.

Gonzalo Tutusaus
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3 hrs
See below


Explanation:
I think Clea is absolutely right; don't translate PLC unless you're actually explaining the concept of a publicly limited company. I see that many people have suggested S.A. (sociedad anónima). In my experience in Mexico, an S.A. isn't necessarily publicly listed/on the stock exchange, so it would NOT be an accurate translation; a stock exchange listing is central to the concept of PLC. So if you can, I'd leave PLC in English to avoid a juridical misunderstanding!


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7 hrs
Not if the PLC has not been legally constituted in a Spanish-


Explanation:
Speaking country as an S.A. (there's such a thing as Citibank España, S.A., which is NOT Citibank Corporation or any other Citibank around the world).

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