We’re glad you found us!

Do you believe that a translation is a piece of bespoke work that requires empathy, cultural knowledge and, above all, experience? Then you've come to the right place. Legato Services is an owner-managed translation agency that combines precisely these skills.

The name Legato Services comes from the musical language, where legato means "tied together". The curved line arches over the sequence of notes like a bridge, creating unity from the first to the last note. This is also how we view our work. Languages are our passion, and we see them as the strongest links between cultures.

We would be happy to help you with your intercultural and international communication. You can count on our comprehensive, personal service for your project!


Quality is our highest priority

Our clients appreciate our carefully-selected, specialised translators, our reliability and experience, and our fast response time. Our translators, all of whom are native speakers, work on your texts with great expertise and exceptional linguistic ability, which allows them to express precisely what you want to convey. We also place great importance on the "four-eyes" principle, meaning every translation is checked by a second, specialised translator.


Each text requires a different set of skills, such as a feel for the language, precision or an in-depth knowledge of the content. You can rely on us to find the right translator for your project from our worldwide network. We're also happy to hunt down some of the more unusual language combinations for you.


The cost of a translation is calculated transparently on a per-word basis, taking into account the language combination and the subject area of the project.

For a personalised quote, simply send us an email with the text that you need translated. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Areas of expertise

Much of our work comes from the media industry. However, we also have expertise in specific areas such as technology, medicine, law, marketing, cosmetics and tourism. Just get in touch and we will advise you!


Our satisfied clients include:


  • Universal Music GmbH, Berlin
  • Warner Music Group Germany Holding GmbH, Hamburg


  • Nintendo of Europe GmbH, Frankfurt

Film and Television 

  • Studiocanal, Issy-Les-Moulineaux
  • Watchever Group, Levallois-PerretParis
  • 2fields tv und videoproduktion gmbh, Cologne
  • Titanfilm, Berlin
  • Fernsehzimmer TV Produktion, Cologne
  • Freischwimmer films, Cologne


  • Office du Tourisme et des Congrès de Paris, Paris


  • Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH, Berlin
  • Berlin State Museums – Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, Berlin
  • Kunstakademie Münster, Münster

Marketing and Advertising

  • TWT GmbH, Düsseldorf
  • Metapeople, Duisburg
  • adesso AG, Dortmund
  • Schleiner & Partner, Freiburg
  • Content3, Cologne

Design and Architecture

  • Andrews:degen, Amsterdam
  • DesignCode, Barcelona
  • Blickhaft, Saarlouis
  • Bucholz McEvoy Architects, Dublin



  • PhysioControl, Neuss
  • Bilz Vibration Technology AG, Leonberg
  • MW Medical Establishment, Schaanwald
  • Securitas, Amsterdam
  • ETW, Düsseldorf
  • Glasconcept Fortas, Achern


  • Quest Software Dienstleistung GmbH, Frankfurt
  • BioCampus Cologne Grundbesitz GmbH & Co. KG, Cologne
  • Schlattner Verlag GmbH, Attnang Puchheim


Katharina Ey

Katharina Ay grew up near the French border, and graduated from a Franco-German high school. A native German-speaker, she also speaks fluent English, French, Dutch and Spanish.

After extended stays in Canada, Tenerife, New York, Cologne, Berlin and Amsterdam, life led her back to her hometown of Freiburg.

She worked in the media industry both during and after her master's degree in humanities. Her further education includes courses in the field of marketing, media work, law and events, as well as an apprenticeship as a music agent.

The idea to offer foreign language services to internationally-operating companies was borne from her activities in the media industry, where she was responsible for foreign communication. In 2006, she founded the translation agency Legato Services.



info @ legato-services.eu


+49 761 / 681 989 34

For questions, information and quotes, please don't hesitate to contact us. We will happily advise you and look forward to hearing from you.

If it is particularly urgent, give us a call. However, we also answer emails very promptly!

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Legato Services

Katharina Ay
Prinz-Eugen-Straße 1
79102 Freiburg

VAT code: DE 280931557