Agata Biernacka
Certified translator

Polish • English • German

About me

I specialise in translation services for law firms. I have been working as a translator for over 8 years, including over 6 as a certified translator. During this time, I have had the pleasure of working with over 500 clients, including public entities such as the Supreme Court, the Central Anticorruption Bureau, the Polish Academy of Sciences, cultural institutions such as the Goethe Institute and the Polish Institute in Berlin, nearly 30 law firms, the Warsaw Bar Association, and a wide variety of individual and corporate clients from start-ups to international corporations and reputable consulting companies. 

I specialise in translation services for law firms. I have been working as a translator for over 8 years, including over 6 as a certified translator. During this time, I have had the pleasure of working with over 500 clients, including public entities such as the Supreme Court, the Central Anticorruption Bureau, the Polish Academy of Sciences, cultural institutions such as the Goethe Institute and the Polish Institute in Berlin, nearly 30 law firms, the Warsaw Bar Association, and a wide variety of individual and corporate clients from start-ups to international corporations and reputable consulting companies. 

  • I graduated with honours from the School of German Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Warsaw in cooperation with the University of Bonn. 
  • Between 2015-2018, I was a lecturer at the Institute of Applied Linguistics at the University of Warsaw. 
  • Since 2018 I have been conducting training courses for German translators at Textem, a private school for translators. 
  • I am a member of the Polish Association of Sworn and Specialised Translators.  

I became interested in law during my studies. I quickly realized that, beneath the complex language of laws and judgments, was extremely precise and structured content that should be carefully translated into other languages. Attention must be paid to the smallest details. Due to my many years of working with legal translations and constantly expanding my knowledge by reading the professional literature, I can guarantee the highest quality translation and interpreting services. My clients appreciate my translations due to their natural use of legal language as well as the thorough analysis of each document in order to render its meaning as accurately as possible.

Offer

Offer

I do the translations myself or with the help of trusted colleagues. If done by a third party, I personally verify all translations, and they often undergo a thorough proofreading by a native speaker.

Do you need a translation of a text or document, even in an extremely unusual or specific case?

Do you need a translation of a text or document, even in an extremely unusual or specific case?

Written translations

Birth, marriage and death certificates, certificates of clean criminal record, wills and diplomas – these are just a small selection of documents that I regularly translate for my clients. I have also translated a number of foreign legal documents, including patents and trademark infringement documentation. My translations have been submitted to Polish courts many times as evidence in legal proceedings. For clients applying for Polish citizenship, I have translated pre-war civil status records, often written in Sütterlin (old German calligraphy). 

Price: from PLN 45 net/standard page (1125/1500 characters with spaces)

 

Do you have an event that requires an interpreter?

Interpreting

I often assist international clients with notarial acts, for example while purchasing a flat, establishing a company, or certifying an inheritance. For international couples, I provide assistance at the registry offices by translating the words of the marriage vows during the ceremony, which makes the marriage valid under international law. I am also happy to act as an interpreter at any type of court proceedings or hearings at other bodies. 

Price: from PLN 400 net/2-hour block 

 

Do you need support during your contacts with foreign-language institutions, firms, or private individuals?

Do you need support during your contacts with foreign-language institutions, firms, or private individuals?

Linguistic support

In addition to traditional oral and written translations, I offer a broad range of linguistic services. For example, I successfully helped a client from outside the EU get a family visa to the UK. I contacted the embassy on his behalf and, acting on his instructions, completed all of the required forms. I have also made telephone calls to the German police and submitted a motor insurance claim to a foreign insurer. Additionally, I am able to analyse court documents in foreign languages in order to find relevant information for clients. 

Price: from PLN 100 net/1 hour

 

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Office

ul. Pańska 96
30-400 Warszawa
8th floor
(entrance on ul. Miedziana)

Office

ul. Pańska 96 room 85.2
00-837 Warsaw
8th floor
(entrance on ul. Miedziana)

AsTra Agata Biernacka
ul. Nowolipie 25/29
01-002 Warszawa
Tax ID: PL 712-308-12-35

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