Mehmet Karakoc is a Managing Director with Secretariat and is based in London. Mr. Karakoc has 16 years’ experience in the construction industry, specializing in dispute resolution, delay and disruption analyses, contract review preparation of claims, quantum and programming matters.
Mr. Karakoc’s experience spans across numerous industries including infrastructure, information technology, leisure, oil and gas, power, commercial and energy. In addition to the projects in the UK, he has undertaken commissions in UAE, Russia, Germany, India, Greece, Belgium, Trinidad, Egypt, France, Turkey, Ghana, South Africa, Netherlands, Finland, Ukraine, Iraq, Seychelles, Saudi Arabia, Albania, Kazakhstan, Algeria, Nigeria, Tunisia, Libya, Qatar, Colombia, Turkmenistan, Gabon, Ireland, Serbia, Oman, the US and Ecuador.
Mr. Karakoc also regularly delivers trainings and authors journals on a variety of construction and programming matters, such as an article on concurrent delay and COVID-19 for Construction Law Journal and a lecture on technical issues and risk assessments in construction law at the summer school of University of Cambridge.
Mr. Karakoc has been appointed as a delay and quantum expert on a number of contentious and non-contentious matters and testified several times in arbitration proceedings, including giving concurrent expert evidence.
Who’s Who Legal recognizes Mr. Karakoc in its Construction Expert Witness (2019, 2020 and 2021), Consulting Expert (2019 and 2020) and Arbitration Expert (2021) categories and it says Mr. Karakoc is a “star in the matters of delay and quantum. He stands out with his knowledge and he is impressive when giving evidence.” Mr. Karakoc has also been shortlisted by Lexology for its Arbitration Expert Witness Client Choice 2021 award.
Prior to joining Secretariat, Mr. Karakoc was a senior managing director at a large management consultancy and also gained hands-on experience in project management, contracts and claims during his years as a civil engineer while working for one of the top 50 international contractors.