Tina-M.-Cicchetti

Tina Cicchetti is a leading arbitration practitioner, an independent neutral with Vancouver Arbitration Chambers (VAC) and a Member Arbitrator at Arbitration Place in Toronto. Since becoming a full-time arbitrator in 2017, she has served as sole arbitrator and tribunal chair in dozens of ad hoc and administered arbitrations. In 2021, Tina was honoured by VanIAC with its inaugural Excellence in Arbitration Award.

Tina Cicchetti is based in Dallas, Texas. After more than 15 years in the commercial litigation group at Fasken in Vancouver, she became a full-time arbitrator in 2017. Since then, she has served as sole arbitrator and tribunal chair in dozens of ad hoc and administered arbitrations, including under the rules of the ICC, ICDR, AAA and the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC). Tina also has extensive experience as counsel in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations and is on the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators. In 2021, VanIAC honoured her with its inaugural Excellence in Arbitration Award.

Tina is active in the arbitration community. She is 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), 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 Canadian Advisory Committee, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the California International Arbitration Council (CIAC). In 2016, Tina was 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, which drafted recommendations that informed the revised International Commercial Arbitration Act (2018) and Arbitration Act (2020). 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). Effective 2 September 2021, the Government of Canada appointed Tina to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators for a period of six years.

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 and 2021. 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. Since 2018, she is has been listed in the 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.