Joyce Melcar Tan's experience with energy and natural resources law includes:
- Determining the characterization of and regulatory requirements for transmission and connection assets and evaluating options for the interconnection of a 600 MW coal-fired power plant located 74 kilometers away from the national grid;
- Evaluating the constitutionality of a private entity’s exercise of its statutorily granted eminent domain power to benefit other private companies operating public utilities;
- Reviewing power supply agreements, independent power producer administration agreements, and financing agreements for a multinational company’s initial public offering in the Singapore stock exchange;
- Drafting an industry position paper for the national association of mining companies on a proposed ban on mining and proposed changes to the Philippine laws and regulations on mining and the effect of such changes on the Philippines’ bilateral treaty obligations;
- Examining the regulatory framework for water pollution, particularly compensatory and punitive measures and remediation requirements, applicable to mining operations;
- Assisting in the development of defenses against the imposition of a Php 1.03 billion penalty for the spill of effluents into water bodies; and
- Identifying and working with experts on meteorology and flood control for property damage claims from floods alleged to have been caused by water releases from a multi-purpose dam used for irrigation, hydropower generation, and water quality management.
- Ateneo de Manila University (A.B., honorable mention; J.D., Second Honors)
- St. Louis University Madrid
- Lejano, R., Tan, J.M., and Wilson, M., 2016. A Textual Processing Model of Risk Communication: Lessons from Typhoon Haiyan.
- Weather, Climate, and Society, 447-463; Lejano, R., Tan, J.M., and Wilson, M., 2015. Learning from Typhoon Haiyan. Nature, 518: 35