Ekrem Kaya

Independent Consultant

Arbitration 2021
Construction 2020
Consulting Experts 2020
Expert Information
Qualifications BSc Civil Engineering
MSc Civil Engineering
LLM (Construction Law and Arbitration)
Professional Memberships FCIArb, MAE, IMO
Contract Experience FIDIC, JCT, EPC
Services Quantum, Delay & Disruption
Sectors Buildings, Transportation Infrastructure, Industrial & Manufacturing, Power & Utilities, Resources, Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space
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’ and ‘Time Impact Analysis’ methods.

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

“We always return to Mr Ekrem Kaya for his technical expertise which is vital for construction disputes.” “He excels at claim building, risk analysis reports on pending and prospective claims, and acting as an independent expert witness for construction disputes”

WWL Arbitration 2021 – Expert Witnesses

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 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’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 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.

Ekrem Kaya is an “excellent professional” with deep knowledge and experience in delay and quantum matters.

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Location Istanbul, Turkey
"Ekrem Kaya is a standout name in the Turkish market who is highly recommended for his strong expertise in complex quantum and delay matters."
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