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 Florence, Italy. 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 former Advisory Board member of the Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP), 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 recognized by clients and peers in a number of leading publications including Chambers Global, Chambers Canada (Most in Demand Arbitrators) and Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders: Arbitration. Since 2014, Tina has also been recognized by Lexpert®, including the Lexpert® Guides Leading US-Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers for International Commercial Arbitration and 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.