Sara Gillingham Aukner
Independent Arbitrator & Mediator
Over 30 years’ operational experience of commercial shipping and international transport worldwide. English lawyer resident in Oslo. 

Sara has over 75 arbitration appointments since arbitrating full-time in early 2018, and is already an Aspiring Full Member of the LMAA. Experience of acting as sole, on a panel and as Chair. 

With an executive history in shipping, insurance and commercial property, Sara’s extensive operational knowledge spans chartering and ship-owning, shipbuilding, insurance, derivative trading, maritime logistics and commercial property. 

Her career started at City of London law firm Ince & Co, she moved on to a law firm in Oslo and then to P&I/FDD Club Skuld in Oslo. She became the first lawyer in-house at, and ultimately General Counsel of, global dry bulk ship operator Western Bulk (offices in Oslo, Singapore, Santiago and USA). Sara has been a regular visitor to Singapore and the Far East for most of her career.

Sara’s extensive hands-on experience covers the full range of commercial activities from management services, supply chain logistics, trade finance, asset sale & purchase, joint ventures, corporate finance, cross-border insolvency issues, to corporate governance issues, service agreements, leasing, regulatory and compliance issues.

Other relevant industry experience is as a representative on Bimco Documentary Committee (6 years) and non-executive board experience in marine insurance and commercial property.

Sara has successfully resolved a wide variety of disputes worldwide, including in many Far East jurisdictions, and has extensive knowledge of mediation and arbitration. An accredited mediator with a proven track record of negotiating settlements, she understands the importance of preserving commercial relationships. In arbitration, she understands the need for efficiency of procedure and costs. 

Further information and a recent CV available at https://gillingham-aukner.com 
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CONTACT
Tel: +47 916 59 667 / +44 7957 390 770

Email: sara@gillingham-aukner.com

Nationality: British 

Country of Residence: Norway 

Language(s): English, Norwegian
MAIN PRACTICE AREAS
  • CHARTERPARTIES
  • COMMODITIES COAL
  • COMMODITIES GRAIN
  • BUNKERING
  • PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
    Aspiring Full Member LMAA

    Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) - Panel Member

    Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) - Panel Member

    Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

    Accredited Mediator

    ADMISSIONS
  • ENGLAND AND WALES
  • EDUCATION
    B.Sc Economics & International Relations, L.S.E.