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CAVUS & COSKUNSU was founded by Burak Cavus and Caglar Coskunsu in 2006 as a boutique firm aiming to provide high-quality legal services to shipping clients. The firm established itself by its commitment to clarity and is a Turkish firm of choice in its practice areas of expertise.
Many of our lawyers at Cavus & Coskunsu are both qualified lawyers and mariners, which gives us an ability to handle difficult matters with unique in-depth business knowledge. With a team of experienced and highly specialized lawyers, we do not only point out legal problems, but also present pro-active solutions.
As Cavus & Coskunsu Law Firm, we have strong insurance and litigation expertise and act for P&I Clubs, liability insurers, cargo underwriters, shipping companies, shipyards, logistics and forwarder companies.
Our practice primarily focuses on maritime transport and logistics casualties, cargo and marine insurance defences, cargo claims and charter party disputes. These shipping and maritime practices cover all aspects of services including ship registrations, ship arrests, bills of lading disputes and pollution, cargo recovery, shipbuilding, ship finance and salvage matters.
As Cavus & Coskunsu our most valued practice is our strong problem solving skills in shipping casualty response and maritime criminal law disputes. With an experienced emergency response team of professional mariners and lawyers, we have ability to handle all sorts of marine casualties in Turkish territorial waters.

A corporate culture founded on respect
Shipping requires a well-structured team work. From ground to the top our firm gives priority to team culture at all levels of the organization, both for our clientele and our employees. The synergies created go on to generate added value through excellence, effectiveness, and efficiency. All members of our firm are committed to serving our clients well.
The art of listening, to better understand and act
Navigation on the seas requires a great skill of understanding. In order to understand clearly you need to listen carefully. Listening is the starting point for all human contact. It creates a relationship of trust, but above all it establishes a good understanding of clients’ needs and issues, right from the start so that we may offer solutions that are tailored to their business reality.
Creative excellence
Every problem is unique and needs special creative attention. We offer our clients a thorough understanding of the law and the evolution of judicial precedents, a creative approach and an intelligent handling of every problem.
The transfer of knowledge
The value of our firm is based on the constant commitment that the founding members showed to younger members by passing the torch to the next generation. We build upon the transfer of knowledge, the involvement of more junior members in the organization’s challenges and their immersion in our values.


Burak G. ÇAVUŞ
Burak G. ÇAVUŞ Email: burak@cavus-coskunsu.com
Mobile: +90 (532) 357 3755
A. Çağlar COŞKUNSU Email: caglar@cavus-coskunsu.com
Mobile: +90 (532) 355 4851
Onur AZAKLI Email: onur@cavus-coskunsu.com
Mobile: +90 (530) 405 9703
S. Levent ŞENGÜL
S. Levent ŞENGÜL Email: onur@cavus-coskunsu.com
Mobile: +90 (532) 782 1200

Season’s greetings and best wishes for the New Year from Cavus & Coskunsu Law Firm

As Cavus & Coskunsu team, we wish everyone fair winds, calm seas and a Happy New Year in 2016!

Cavus & Coskunsu sponsor the 18th Annual Salvage & Wreck Removal Conference

Cavus & Coskunsu Law Firm is pleased to be one of the sponsors of the 18th Annual Salvage & Wreck Removal Conference, which will be held at Grange City Hotel of London between Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 2015. The 18th Annual Salvage & Wreck Removal Conference, taking place between…

Cavus & Coskunsu hosts London P&I Club’s Autumn Committee Meeting.

The London P&I Club held its autumn committee meeting in Istanbul this year to get together with Turkish shipping community and the host of the event was London P&I Club’s official correspondents Cavus & Coskunsu. The reception was held at St. Regis Hotel Istanbul and Cavus & Coskunsu Law Firm…

Cavus & Coskunsu Lawyers will give lectures at Certificate Programme of Istanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty and Turkish Shipbrokers Association.

Cavus & Coskunsu Law Firm is very pleased to announce that Senior Partner Caglar Coskunsu and Associate Burak Ozdemir will be giving lectures regarding maritime law at 19 weeks long “Shipbroker Certificate Program”, which is jointly organized by Istanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty Continuing Education Center (ITU DF SEM) and…

Insurance & Reinsurance 2016

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Maritime liens claimable irrespective of change in vessel ownership

SHIPPING & TRANSPORT - TURKEY Maritime liens claimable irrespective of change in vessel ownership July 13 2016 | Contributed by Cavus & Coskunsu Law Firm Introduction Following the adoption of the new Commercial Code (6102), the rules regarding the arrest of ships for a maritime claim right were amended in…

Shipbuilding 2016

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Summer Internship
The “Summer Internship Program” targets students from law faculties, who are excelling in school and have a demonstrated interest in a career in maritime law. The program is designed to give the participants a chance to experience working within a well-known shipping law firm and gaining first-hand knowledge of how our firm functions. This programme provides students with access to mentoring and an opportunity to develop their skills during their internship.
During this internship students are immersed in numerous activities, shadowing our lawyers and support staff from a range of practice areas and business functions to ensure they gain a wide variety of experience and perspective on how the departments all work together to support our clients.
All candidates please send your CVs to summer@cavus-coskunsu.com
Graduate Internship
As Cavus & Coskunsu Law Firm, we recognise how important it is for law graduates to gain work experience after they finish their long and hard studies. We offer internships to graduates who are willing to pursue a career in maritime law and gain first-hand experience of what it is like to work in a maritime law firm in Turkey.
We offer our graduate internships to candidates who finished a law faculty in Turkey or abroad which are accredited by YÖK (Higher Education Institute). The internship is generally full-time but also we allow part-time participation during the times internship requires. The period of internship is not less than 12 months which is legally mandatory.
As an intern, you will find yourself assigned as a team member on transactions and getting involved in practice area initiatives. We aim to expose our interns to a broad range of work in different practice areas. You will be expected to work hard and will be relied upon as a valuable member of the team. Many of our interns have progressed to become associates of our firm.
There are a limited number of internship positions available. All candidates please send your CVs to graduate@cavus-coskunsu.com
Experienced Lawyers
Cavus & Coskunsu is a leader in its own right in the delivery of legal and advisory services, as borne out by the most prestigious Turkish and international directories and publications, which have acclaimed our well-established position of pre-eminence in the maritime law market.
Managing our people is a strategic priority for us as we firmly believe that our people are our greatest asset as a professional shipping law firm in a fiercely competitive industry. Our main goal is to attract, motivate and retain talent.
We are looking for talented young people who are eager to pursue a professional career in a dynamic, demanding and ground-breaking environment. We are guided by ethical values and a commitment to our clients, who can be assured of excellence in service and work of the highest standard.
We invite you to get to know us and, if you find our vision appealing, to start the recruitment process with us. All candidates please send your CVs to hr@cavus-coskunsu.com

ADDRESS :  Inebolu Sk. No:41 Setustu Kabatas Istanbul / TURKEY
TEL:  +90 212 245 56 02      FAX:  +90 212 245 56 04      E-MAIL :  info@cavus-coskunsu.com

Our people, present and past, have made us what we are today.
As Cavus & Coskunsu, we're proud that we started to operate an Alumni Program, where former colleagues can communicate with the firm, network with fellow alumni, explore career opportunities, renew old friendships and create new ones.
Our program welcomes anyone who has worked with us, as a lawyer or in administrative services, at any time in our history. It also provides us with the opportunity to keep you updated with developments at the firm.
If you would like to be informed about upcoming events and news, please contact alumni@cavus-coskunsu.com to register with our Alumni Program.


CHANGES TO RULES ON ARREST OF SHIPS - MARITIME CLAIMS AND RIGHT OF ARREST   Comment Regulations on the arrest of ships were amended by the Commercial Code 6102, which entered into force on July 1 2012. Most of the new provisions regarding the arrest of ships in the code…


Comment The new Commercial Code (6102), which entered into force on July 1 2012, introduced a general provision on the right of direct action by third parties against insurers. This issue was the subject of wide-ranging debate among legal scholars and practitioners before the code came into force. The Court…


With its recent track record in mind, Turkey is proving that it is one of the leading new building and ship repair countries in the region – totalling 72 shipyards with a deadweight tonnage capacity exceeding 4 million tons. Here, exclusively for ShipBuilding Industry, Caglar Coskunsu and Burak Ozdemir from…
emergency@cavus-coskunsu.com    +90 532 111 10 00
Cavus & Coskunsu responds anytime and anywhere in Turkey to marine, environmental and industrial casualties and incidents.
Our lawyers have significant experience responding to casualties such as collision, grounding, fire, sinking, oil spill, crew injury, other industrial accidents and environmental incidents.  Our emergency response lawyers bring unique skills and experience with them to the accident site, providing clear and timely advice in the crucial first hours of an emergency.
In case of emergency we can be reached 24/7 by telephone at +90 532 111 10 00.  Your call will be directed to our emergency response team.