Cetinkaya has considerable experience in construction disputes. We understand that great value comes from the risk averted, and work closely with clients from the outset to avoid disputes.

We offer value-focused proactive collaboration with our clients to address risk factors and develop strategies that eliminate potential issues before they strain relationships and develop into bigger problems. We identify early corrections, monitor contractual notice requirements, prevent confrontational communications, and help to maintain real-time project records ensuring our clients’ efforts are clear and well documented.

When no other options remain, we mediate, litigate, or arbitrate with determination. We advise and represent our clients in relation to a range of construction-related commercial disputes including:

  • Cost overruns
  • Schedule
  • Inefficiency
  • Concealed conditions
  • Subsurface
  • Environmental issues
  • Delay
  • Acceleration
  • Scope disputes
  • Design and construction defects
  • Surety bond claims
  • Professional liability
  • Builder’s risk
  • Default insurance claims
  • Default and termination.

Our lawyers are among the founders of Society of Construction Law Turkey Branch and regularly follow and participate in IBA Construction Law Committee Meetings. We act for the full range of participants in the building process and in cases arising from projects in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, European Union, the Middle East and Turkic countries where we are regular participants of adjudications, dispute boards, litigations, commercial and investment arbitration.

With regards to designers and architects’ rights and transfer of rights, we have a unique position in Turkey. We have developed expertise with regards to the rights of designers and architects in light of Turkish and international copyrights law, advising our clients, and litigating before Turkish and foreign courts and forums.