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Cavus & Coskunsu Law Firm

Turkey > Transport Tier 1

Cavus & Coskunsu Law Firm‘s ‘extremely capable‘ team has an excellent reputation for its expertise in handling international shipping cases. Burak Cavus is well versed in assisting with arbitrations in the shipping space; he co-heads the practice with Caglar Coskunsu, who focuses on maritime insurance issues, and Onur Azakli, ‘a highly skilled lawyer and excellent negotiator‘. Onur Oguzgiray brings experience in acting for P&I clubs, ship owners, and underwriters.

Practice head(s):

Burak Gokce Cavus; Caglar Coskunsu; Onur Azakli

Other key lawyers:


‘Cavus & Coskunsu Law Firm has a strong balance of legal and commercial acumen. Their specialty in maritime matters is just another great asset. It is especially easy to communicate with both Caglar and Burak. They are able to understand the commercial needs of their clients.’

‘Caglar is a former master mariner and an excellent lawyer who provides swift and solid service. Burak is a great litigator. Onur Oguzgiray is a highly skilled lawyer and excellent negotiator.’

‘The quality of service, the response time, and the attention to detail was excellent.’

‘Caglar Coskunsu is an excellent professional. He responds quickly and offers practical solutions, no matter how simple or complicated the situation is. The advice is straight to the point without exaggerated lengthy legal theory.’

‘The practice stands out for their technical expertise, which is an asset you always want in maritime disputes as the cases are often referred to technical court experts.’

‘The team is extremely capable and skilled. They have the ability to deal with the wide range of maritime casualty claims such as collisions, personnel claims, passenger claims, and cargo claims.’

‘Their ability to handle the most serious, complex and urgent matters is one of a kind.’

‘Burak Cavus, Caglar Coskunsu and Onur Azakli are fantastic to work with. They always deliver an exceptional service for the benefit of the client.’

Key clients

Assuranceforeningen Skuld

Desird Design – Emre Kazan

Fibabank A.S.

Iskenderun Shipping

Gard AS

Hydor AS

Scot Tankers

Norwegian Hull Club

Seadar Shipmanagement S.A.

The American Club / Eagle Ocean Maritime

The London P&I Club

WeShips Denizcilik

Thomas Miller Speciality

The Swedish Club

West of England

Work highlights

  • Advising Desird Design on all aspects of the building of a yacht marina in Yeni Foca Izmir.
  • Advising Iskenderun Shipping on the purchase of eleven ships for USD 140m.