Tina Cicchetti is a leading arbitration practitioner based in Vancouver, Canada. As of 1 September 2017, Tina practices as an independent Resident Neutral at Vancouver Arbitration Chambers (VAC). 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 the Vice 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 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. In 2018, she was appointed by Canada as a panel member for Chapter 19 disputes under the NAFTA. She is also a member of the ITA Board of Reporters (Canada).
Tina has been ranked by clients and peers in Chambers Global and Chambers Canada for Arbitration. 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 in the Lexpert® Guides Leading US-Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers for International Commercial Arbitration and the 2018 . Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada for Commercial Arbitration.
Tina is fluent in English and has reading knowledge of French, Spanish and Italian.