Columbus 7 BV does not work with outsiders. Columbus 7 BV puts quality before scale. Major international litigation requires translations done by professionals with the right academic training, expertise and years of experience. Columbus 7 BV has a track record of proven quality. We firmly intend our translations to stay that way.


John Alexander

Has 15 years’ experience in legal translation.

John holds a first class degree in law (LLB, Open University, UK), a first class MBA degree (INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France) and an Honours degree in History from Cambridge University (UK).

He has lived and worked in the Netherlands and France for many years.

Twin passions: Baroque music and ballet.


Judi Haynes-Smart

Senior Translator

Judi has 7 years’ experience in legal translation.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (University of Cape Town).

Passion: Singing. Interests: music, opera, dance, literature.