Tina Cicchetti

Professional Experience

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.

Before joining VAC, Tina was a partner of Fasken, a Global Arbitration Review top 100 firm (GAR 100) in 2016 and 2017. Tina has more than 15 years of experience in the resolution of complex commercial disputes. From the beginning of her career, her focus has been on arbitration as a means of commercial dispute resolution. She is regularly asked to speak on the topics of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, and has authored several articles on the subject. Since 2012 Tina has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Review.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

From 2003 to 2011, Tina taught international commercial disputes as an Adjunct Professor at the UBC Faculty of Law. Tina has been involved in more than 15 International arbitration matters and been appointed as sole arbitrator and chair in disputes under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Rules. She also has advised on matters under other arbitration rules including the, American Arbitration Association (AAA), International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA), Swiss Rules, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICAC).

Professional and Other Activities

  • Chambers Global 2017 for Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
  • Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders – Arbitration 2017
  • Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2016 – 2017
  • The Best Lawyers ® in Canada 2017 for International Arbitration
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert ® Directory 2014- 2016 consistently recommended for International Commercial Arbitration
  • Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US-Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers 2014 – 2015 for International Commercial Arbitration
  • Expert Guides Rising Star 2015
  • Lexpert®: Canada’s Leading Litigators 2014
  • Named as a “litigation star” for arbitration in Canada by Benchmark Canada, 2013-2014
  • Vice Chair, International Arbitration Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (ICC Canada)
  • ICDR/AAA Panel Member
  • Board Member, Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society (WCCAS) (formerly WCART)
  • Adjunct Professor, International Commercial Disputes, Faculty of Law, The University of British Columbia (2003 – 2011)
  • Advisory Board Member, Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners
  • NAFTA 2022 Advisory Committee
  • Canadian Bar Association
Academic Qualifications

LLB, University of British Columbia – 2000
BBA (Hons.), Simon Fraser University – 1996


Dr. Fabrizio Bedarida

Professional Experience

Specialist in intellectual property law. Italian and European trademark attorney. Trademark Consultant. Intellectual property: specialist in Italian/ international and foreign trademark filing and prosecution; trademark infringement, opposition proceedings before the Italian Patent and Trademark Office, unfair competition/copyright infringement. Property asset value assessment (patents/ trademarks, knowhow). Official Expert at the Court of Milan. Internet-related IP matters: legal aspects of domain names vs. trademark policies/ domain name grabbing and litigation. Expert in procedures for reassigning generic top level domains (UDRP), adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), to resolve disputes on .gtld’s (i.e., .corn, .org/ .net, .biz etc.), and of country code Top Level Domains (i.e.: .it, .eu, etc. etc.). Out-of-court negotiations. I have been professionally responsible for protecting intellectual property on the internet since 1997.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Since 1997, daily practice of intellectual and industrial property law (e.g. trademarks), internet domain name disputes, e-commerce, unfair competition/ distribution and licensing/ protection/ and domain name registrations. Strategy for the protection and defense of intellectual property rights on the web, including settlements, counterfeiting, transfers, cancellations, UDRP procedures, out-of-court negotiations and settlements.

As Dispute Resolution Panelist concerning CCTLD.IT rendered 31 decisions. As WIPO Domain Name Panelist concerning both country code and generic Top Level Domain/ rendered 147 decisions. As CAC Domain Name Panelist concerning .eu and generic Top Level Domain, rendered 45 decisions. Whereas as a representative of complainants and/or respondents handled approximately 180 UDRP (or slight variation of UDRP) cases.

Professional and Other Activities

  • Member of the Italian Naming Authority.
  • Member of the Arbitration Committee, constituted c/o the Italian Naming Authority.
  • Member of ICANN At-Large Community.
  • Global Member of the Internet Society (ISOC).
  • Member of the Internet Society (Italy Chapter of ISOC).


  • Registered Italian Trademark Attorney – Member of the Order of Industrial Property
  • Consultants (Trademark Section No. 912, year 1999).
  • Registered European Trademark Attorney at the EUIPO (European Intellectual Property
  • Office), Alicante, Spain, Office of Community trademarks (registration No. 5838, year 2000).
  • Official Technical Expert at the Court of Milan (trademark economic evaluation) 2009.
Academic Qualifications

  • Degree in Economics and Commerce. University of Pisa, Pisa – Italy
  • Registered Italian Trademark Attorney – Enrolled member of the Order of Consultants in Industrial Property (Trademark Section No. 912 year 1999);
  • Registered European Trademark Attorney at the EUIPO – European Union Intellectual
  • Property Office, Alicante, Spain, competent office on the subject of community marks
  • (registration No. 5838 year 2000)
  • Official Expert at the Court of Milan (trademark economic evaluation) 2009.