Tina Cicchetti is a leading arbitration practitioner, an independent Neutral with Vancouver Arbitration Chambers (VAC) and a Member Arbitrator at Arbitration Place in Toronto. She has served as sole arbitrator and tribunal chair in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations. Tina also has extensive experience as counsel in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.

Tina is active in the arbitration community. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the California International Arbitration Council (CIAC), a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, past Chair of the International Arbitration Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (ICC Canada) (2018-2020), a board member of the Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society (WCCAS), a former President and a current Advisory Board member of the Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP), a member of the ICDR Canada Advisory Committee and a former member of the Regional Coordinating Committee of the North American Chapter of ICC’s Young Arbitrators’ Forum (YAF). In 2016, Tina was appointed by the Canadian government as a member of the NAFTA 2022 Committee and invited by the Attorney General for British Columbia to join an Arbitration Advisory Group on legislative reform and promotion of Vancouver as a seat for international arbitration. She is a member of the ITA Board of Reporters (Canada). In 2018, Tina was appointed by the Canadian government to the roster of candidates to serve on panels established under Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) now the Canada-US-Mexico Trade Agreement (CUSMA).

Tina has been ranked by clients and peers in Chambers Global and Chambers Canada (Most in Demand Arbitrators) for Arbitration. She is listed in WWL Thought Leaders: Arbitration 2019. Tina was named the Best Lawyers® 2018 Vancouver International Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year” and selected by her peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers® in Canada for her work in International Arbitration. She has also been recognized by Who’s Who Legal – Arbitration, Who’s Who Legal Arbitration – Future Leaders and Who’s Who Legal Canada – Arbitration. In 2017, Tina was also named as a “Litigation Star” for Arbitration in British Columbia by Benchmark Canada. Since 2014, Tina has been consistently recognized by Lexpert®, including the Lexpert® Guides Leading US-Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers for International Commercial Arbitration. She is also listed in the 2018 and 2019 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.


Tina is fluent in English and has reading knowledge of French, Spanish and Italian.