BIG Language Solutions, a leading global language service provider, has announced the acquisition of the Milan-based legal translation company Lawlinguists. The move expands BIG’s European footprint further into Italy, Germany, and Spain, while providing its customers access to a more extensive range of premium legal translation services, resources, and technologies.
“We are excited to welcome Lawlinguists into the BIG Language Solutions family of companies,” said Jeff Brink, founder, and CEO of BIG. “Lawlinguists delivers an unparalleled range of lawyer-centric services that complement our IP & Legal group offerings. Translation exclusively by lawyers for lawyers is a unique and innovative offering. With this premium service, we can now more effectively support our customers’ broad legal language needs. As importantly, the Lawlinguist team is a great cultural fit with BIG.”
Launched in Italy in 2011 by Raffaele Sena, Riccardo Massari, and Daniel Nagel, Lawlinguists is the first legal translation agency founded by lawyers for lawyers. It has built a reputation for providing a unique, premium offering by focusing on mission-critical contracts and legal content for customers who need more than a “translation.”
The acquisition of Lawlinguists, which has offices in Milan, Stuttgart, and Barcelona, also bolsters BIG’s European footprint and increases the size of its global network of specialist legal linguists. More than 2,000 qualified lawyers cover more than 100 language combinations in 25 languages, providing a best-in-class legal translation experience.
DLA Piper advised BIG with a Milan office team led by partner Goffredo Guerra, with the participation of Frankfurt partner Mathias Schulze and Madrid partner Joaquin Echánove, together with senior associate Francisco Bachiller Ströhlein and associate Carlos Fuerte Jiménez.
Lawlinguists was advised by White & Case in Italy, with a team led by partner Leonardo Graffi, and by Dornkamp in Germany, with a team led by Stuttgart partner Felix Buchmann.