Certifications in English, Notarial Deeds in English
Drafting public deeds is one of the core activities of a civil law notary. An authentic document is recorded by a Civil Law Notary, who diligently follows the procedures laid down in the Notary Act and thus complies with all formal requirements. This ensures the highest possible legal certainty for all parties involved.
Public notarial deeds may either be Notarial Deeds, Notarisations of legally relevant acts or Notarial Protocols.
Authentic Documents provide evidence of the “authenticity” and “correctness” of a document. They create the assumption that the document originates from the person identified as the issuer (“authenticity”). They also create the assumption that the contents of the deed are accurate (“correctness”).
Whenever a Civil Law Notary drafts a public deed, he must comply with stringent verification and instruction requirements. When drafting notarial deeds or acts, Civil Law Notaries must establish the facts, find out the “genuine intention” of the contracting parties and lay down their findings in a legally valid form. If the parties have not already obtained legal advice the Civil Law Notary must instruct the parties on the legal meaning and the legal consequences arising from a transaction.
Notarial deeds may be designed as titles of execution (enforceable notarial deed). The enforceable notarial deed has the same effect as a court ruling without being the result of costly litigation. It is an efficient and time saving means to create a writ of execution.
Notarial Deeds can be drawn up and executed in German as well as English by Civil Law Notaries or Candidate Notaries who are also Certified Interpreters for English.