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When drawing up documents it is necessary sometimes to state that

The works were performed in full.

I would translate it in the following way

Die Leistungen (for example: unter Geltung des Vertrages) sind vollständig erbracht.

Is there a more formal way to say the same?

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    A few notes. There is no "more formal", just "formal" or "not formal". And that sentence is formal. Replace "sind" with "wurden", though. – Em1 Nov 5 '14 at 13:24
  • @Em1 Thanks for the info! Renaming my questions. – Alex Herman Nov 5 '14 at 13:26
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I don't think so... It's already very formal. I'd add a worden if it's meant to go into a juristic/technical direction, to make clear this desired part of the contract was fulfilled, but actually leaving worden out already makes it as formal as I think it can get.

Die Leistungen sind .. erbracht worden.
Die Leistungen wurden erbracht.

The way you put it first is grammatically correct. It is a form that sounds slightly poetic and aloof, having been used in historic dramatic poems or such.

Die Leistungen sind erbracht.

It's a bit like saying "It was I" instead of "It was me."

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