Caglar Coskunsu

Caglar Coskunsu
  • Partner
  • Company: Cavus & Coskunsu Law Firm

Before becoming a qualified lawyer, Caglar Coskunsu served as second officer and chief officer on container vessels and bulk carriers of a major shipping company. He was later promoted to onshore management as manager of claim and insurance department. He was involved in all type of marine claims.

After his graduation from Istanbul University Faculty of Law he studied maritime law at University of Southampton for a LLM degree in Maritime Law.

He also has experience in the offices of international law firms, insurers, P&I Clubs, salvage brokers, adjusters and recovery agents in London, where he spent the summer of 2004, to gain experience in London insurance and shipping market practices.

After admission to Istanbul Bar Association he founded Cavus & Coskunsu Law Firm where he provides legal assistance to Turkish and foreign clients in every aspect of maritime law and insurance law.

Recently, he is sharing his knowledge and experience by attending seminars where he gives presentations salvage, wreck removal, Turkish law issues and ship arrest.


2013-     Istanbul University, PhD Candidate, International Law

2015      The Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy

2003-2004 University of Southampton, LLM, Maritime Law

1998-2002 Istanbul University, LLB, Law

1992-1996 Istanbul Technical University, BSc, Transportation and Management Engineering

Registrations & Memberships

Istanbul Bar Association, 2005

International Bunkers Industry Association

ITU Maritime Faculty Alumni Association, Secretary General

Executive Committee of Turkish Team in International Tall Ship Races

ITU Maritime Faculty Graduates Educational Foundation


Turkish (native)

English (fluent)

My Sessions