"Y vistos" and "Y considerando"

English translation: AND having read / AND considering

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11:31 Aug 1, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
Spanish term or phrase: "Y vistos" and "Y considerando"
Found in a legal case both introduce the paragraphs to follow.:

"Y vistos:"

"Y considerando:"
Carolina Ramirez
Canada
Local time: 04:33
English translation:AND having read / AND considering
Explanation:
This is the way to put it.
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Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 14:03
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Thank you all for your great explanations.
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Summary of answers provided
na +1These are both "whereas", "considering" or "in view of"
palomo
nasee below
Telesforo Fernandez
na>> see below <<
Heathcliff
naAND having read / AND considering
Telesforo Fernandez


  

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9 mins
AND having read / AND considering


Explanation:
This is the way to put it.

Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 14:03
PRO pts in pair: 262
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Thank you all for your great explanations.

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14 mins
>> see below <<


Explanation:
"(Y) vistos" can also be translated as "(And) in view of ...", and "Y considerando" can also be rendered as "Whereas: ..." These are standard introductory formulas in British and American legal prose.

Heathcliff
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34 mins
see below


Explanation:
The translation of Y considerando - as whereas , may look very tempting,but it may be like taking too much of liberty with the import of the words that follow the two words. Similarly is the case with Y vistos. The whole thing depends on how much free styletranslation you want to do of legal documents.

Telesforo Fernandez
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PRO pts in pair: 262

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1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
These are both "whereas", "considering" or "in view of"


Explanation:
There is a difference, though, in the way they are used in Legal Spanish.

"Considerando" is the "Whereas" for the legal basis of the case.

"Resultando" likewise for the factual issues, and

"Vistos" for the DOCUMENTS entered into evidence (a way for the judge to acknowledge them, i.e., because he has "seen" them. In any event oral arguments are rare in the Spanish legal system. Most are presented in written form. The judge had better read them or else he/she is ruling in a vacuum).

palomo
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agree  Martin Perazzo
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