Joe Tan

Pro Bono Legal Services Manager, Advocates for International Development
Speaker: Collaboration to Tackle Grand Corruption, October 20 Joe manages the pro bono legal services portfolio at Advocates for International Development ('A4ID'), a global legal charity working at the intersection of law and development to advance the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and eradicate global poverty by 2030. He is passionate about prioritising access to justice by the non-profit 'third sector' in order for them reach their true potential impact on a global scale. Qualified as a barrister and solicitor in Australia, Joe's work in private practice as a commercial litigator in a large international law firm include Royal Commissions of Inquiry into fraud leading to two of the largest collapses in Australian corporate history. Developing of an expertise in financial crime, he also worked on global asset-tracing and recovery proceedings on behalf liquidators in the context of large scale fraud. Highlights of his other international work include a successful prosecution in the first case at the International Criminal Court for recruitment of child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, assisting the pre-trial judge in a terrorism trial against the Hezbollah accused in the assassination of Lebanese President Hariri, and the overturning if the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act in Uganda.