Joy TAN is the Co-Head of the Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice, the Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice and the Financial Services Regulatory Practice. She also leads the Corporate & Regulatory Investigations Practice.

Her main practice areas are banking, corporate and commercial dispute resolution, and contentious investigations. She also regularly advises on corporate governance and financial services regulatory matters under the Companies Act, Securities and Futures Act and other regulatory statutes, including in relation to corporate fraud, anti-money laundering issues and market misconduct.

Joy graduated with First Class Honours from Cambridge University. In 1992, she was awarded the UK Council of Legal Education Prize at the Non-Vocational Bar Exam. Joy is admitted to both the English Bar and the Singapore Bar. She joined the Singapore Legal Service as a Justices' Law Clerk with the Singapore Supreme Court before entering private practice.

Joy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, sits on the Panel of Arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), and is also a Panel Member of The Law Society Disciplinary Tribunals appointed by The Honourable Chief Justice under the Legal Profession Act. She was a Member of the 1999 Rules of Court Working Party (sub-committee of the Law Reform Committee) and the Singapore Association of Women Lawyers. Most recently in 2024, Joy joined the ranks of Singapore Institute of Directors’ Senior Accredited Board Directors, an accreditation that showcases mastery across core governance domains, a dedication to ethical stewardship and strategic leadership prowess. Joy also sits on the first Audit and Risk Management Committee of Tripartite Alliance Limited (TAL), the tripartite body established by the Government, unions and employers to promote the adoption of fair, responsible and progressive employment practices in Singapore.

Recognised amongst the best in her field, Joy was awarded "White Collar Crime Lawyer of the Year" at the Euromoney Women in Business Law Asia Awards 2021. She was also listed as one of the Top 30 Corporate Governance lawyers in Singapore by Expert Guides: Best of the Best 2018 and is recognised as a Global Leader for Asset Recovery in Who’s Who Legal 2022 and as a Global Elite Thought Leader in Investigations in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders - Global Elite 2023.

Since 2018, Joy has been consistently recognised for her work in Corporate Investigations/ Anti-Corruption by Chambers Asia Pacific – Asia Pacific's Leading Lawyers for Business. She is commended as "very capable, specialised and pleasant to work with" and “extremely efficient and extremely intelligent”.

Joy has been a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500: Asia Pacific – The Client's Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession for her expertise in Financial Services Regulatory and White-Collar Crime in Singapore since 2017. Recognised as a "Litigation Star" and "Top 100 Women in Litigation – Asia Pacific" by Benchmark Litigation, Joy is also listed in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers for her expertise in the areas of Arbitration and Mediation, Corporate Governance and Compliance Practice; and Litigation.