An increasingly globalised and digitalised legal environment creates additional pressure for legislative texts to be drafted in a clear and transparent way. In this chapter, I argue that text linguistics can make a valuable contribution to how this goal can be achieved. To substantiate this argument, I provide specific examples from legislative drafting in Switzerland. I show how the concepts and methods of text linguistics can help drafters identify and remedy impediments to the transparency of statutes and regulations at a functional, thematic and propositional level of textual structure. I conclude the chapter with a summary of the challenges that lie ahead and the solutions I believe we need to devise to maintain the transparency of the law in a globalised world.