About Us

Equitas Consulting is a leading specialist consultancy providing high quality expert advisory, consulting, and claims and dispute management services to the global engineering and construction industry. The company has participated in an extensive range of projects globally financed by the Asian Development Bank, JBOC, EBRD and the World Bank in respect of airports, highways, water treatment plants, power stations, process plants, railways, manufacturing facilities, health and educational facilities, residential and commercial buildings.

Our track record in international arbitration is unmatched, as such Equitas Consulting has participated in several international disputes under ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, DIAC, LCIA and ITOTAM. The company employs individual consultants who have experience in claims and dispute management and international arbitration.

Equitas Consulting is well equipped to service clients around the globe, with offices in London and Istanbul and representatives in Europe, the CIS and the Middle East.

We have a team of senior professionals and young self-driven consultants from different backgrounds who have deep industry and dispute resolution expertise. Therefore at Equitas Consulting, our ability to help solve clients’ most complex disputes is distinct. Our people truly become a valuable extension of our clients’ teams. As a result, our team is a primary reason our clients would recommend Equitas Consulting to others.

At Equitas Consulting we employ graduates, junior and senior level engineers, quantity surveyors and architects with project planning, contract administration, claims, cost and budgeting experience.

Our managing director, Metehan Caglar Sonbahar, is an expert in quantum and delay disputes and has extensive experience in international construction arbitration.  Metehan is highly proficient in the analysis and resolution of commercial and contractual problems on large-scale projects in Turkey, Europe, the CIS and Russia, and the Middle East.

International Experience, Local Presence

Professional Memberships

  • The Academy of Experts
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • Association of Turkish Civil Engineers and Architects (TMMOB)
  • Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF)
  • Association of Turkish Consulting Engineers and Architects (TMMMB)
  • Society of Contruction Law, UK

Our Experience

  • Arbitrations under the FIDIC 1987 Red Book and 1999 Suite of Contracts
  • Dispute Boards
  • Expert Witnessing and Determination
  • Cross Examination
  • Witness Conferencing/Hot Tubbing
  • Quantum and Delay Reports
  • Training and Education

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