Tina Cicchetti


Tina Cicchetti

Tina Cicchetti
Arbitrator (Recipient of the 2021 Excellence in Arbitration Award)

Law office of Cicchetti Arbitration Law Corporation, Frisco, TX (Texas), US (United States)

Additional Language(s) : French, Italian, Spanish

VanIAC Panel(s) : Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration

Practice Areas : Construction, Corporate Commercial, Franchise, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Partnership and Shareholder, Transportation

Professional Experience

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.

Before joining VAC, Tina was a partner of Fasken, a Global Arbitration Review top 100 firm (GAR 100) in 2016 and 2017. Tina has almost 20 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 2019 Tina has been a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Canadian Journal of Commercial Arbitration.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

From 2003 to 2011, Tina taught international commercial disputes as an Adjunct Professor at the UBC Faculty of Law. She has taught arbitrator training courses for ICDR Canada and presented at numerous CLEs, conferences and online seminars on various aspects of arbitration practice. 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 and ICDR/AAA 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 Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC, formerly the BCICAC).

Professional and Other Activities
  • Chambers Global Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators – Canada, since 2017
  • Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders: Arbitration, 2019, 2021
  • Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2016 – 2021
  • The Best Lawyers ® 2018 Vancouver International Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year”
  • The Best Lawyers ® in Canada 2017-2019 for International Arbitration
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert ® Directory2014- 2020 consistently recommended for International Commercial Arbitration
  • Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US-Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers 2014 – 2020 for International Commercial Arbitration
  • Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders – Arbitration 2017 – 2018
  • Expert Guides Rising Star2015 – 2017
  • Lexpert®: Canada’s Leading Litigators 2014
  • Named as a “litigation star” for arbitration in Canada by Benchmark Canada, 2013-2014
  • Past Chair, International Arbitration Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (ICC Canada), 2018-2020
  • ICDR/AAA Panel Member
  • CPR Panel Member
  • CUSMA (formerly NAFTA), Chapter 19 Panel Member
  • CIIDRC Panel Member
  • ITA Board of Reporters (Canada)
  • 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 (YCAP)
  • Advisory Board Member, Canadian Journal of Commercial Arbitration
  • Executive Committee Member, California International Arbitration Council (CIAC)
  • Program Co-Chair, USC Hollinger ADR Program
  • NAFTA 2022 Advisory Committee
  • Member, International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member, International Congress on Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
  • Member, ICC Canada
  • Member, ADRIC
  • Member, Scottish Arbitration Centre
  • Member, ArbitralWomen
Academic Qualifications

Mediating the Litigated Case, Straus Institute, Pepperdine Law School – 2018
LLB, University of British Columbia – 2000
BBA (Hons.), Simon Fraser University – 1996