Ekrem Kaya

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Ekrem is a widely experienced civil engineer with 20 years of construction industry experience. He has acted as expert witness in matters of delay and quantum.

Ekrem’s broad experience spans the fields of project management, project controls, contract management, claims management, forensic delay analysis and various forms of dispute resolution. He has worked on projects in Turkey and across Asia, Europe and the Middle East including high-profile oil and gas, civil engineering, building and transportation projects.

Ekrem also has comprehensive practical knowledge of all forms of delay analysis, specialising in the ‘Windows’ and ‘Time Impact Analysis’ methods; predominantly in circumstances where previous submissions based on other forms of analysis were not persuasive or successful. He is adept with all forms of planning software and has experience with a wide range of programmes used to effectively manage construction projects.

Ekrem has been appointed as expert witness on numerous occasions and has been cross-examined twice, including giving concurrent evidence (‘hot tubbing’). He has experience in complex international construction disputes, including two major investment treaty (ICSID) arbitrations, and has been appointed as a dispute adjudication board (DAB) chairman.

Ekrem is fluent in both Turkish and English. He conducts various seminars on issues ranging from delay analysis, risk allocation under domestic and international forms of contract, and the assessment of entitlement to additional payment in the context of delay and changed circumstances.  Ekrem is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Chamber of Civil Engineers in Istanbul, a practising member of the Academy of Experts and is dual-qualified with an LLM in construction law and arbitration.

Qualifications BSc Civil Engineering
MSc Civil Engineering
LLM (Construction Law and Arbitration)
Professional Memberships FCIArb, MAE, IMO
Contract Specialities FIDIC, JCT, EPC
Expert Highlights
  • Highly experienced civil engineer
  • Acts as expert witness in matters of both delay and quantum.
  • Proven as a credible witness under cross-examination, including hot-tubbing.
  • Extensive knowledge of domestic and international forms of contract.
  • Specialises in ‘Window’ an ‘Time Impact Analysis’ methods.
Expert Details
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Services Quantum, Delay
Sectors Buildings, Infrastructure, Industrial, Power & Utilities, Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space
Expert Statistics
Years of Experience 21
No. of Expert Commissions 5
No. of Cross Examinations 2

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