Desmond S. H. Chan

Adjunct Professor, Department of Law, HKU

LLB (Hons) (CityU, HK), PCLL (HKU), LLM in Chinese and Comparative Law (CityU, HK), LLM (Remin U, PRC), LLM in IT & Telecom Law with Distinction (U of Strathclyde, UK)
Solicitor of HKSAR (not currently in private practice)

Mr. Desmond S.H. Chan is the Deputy General Manager (Legal and International Operations) of Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), responsible for legal and regulatory matters and international operations of the Hong Kong’s leading television station. He joined TVB as General Counsel in May 2010 and was appointed as Assistant General Manager in December 2012. He was promoted to the present position in July 2016.

Desmond has had extensive experience in television and telecommunications industries. He worked as in-house counsel at Asia Television Limited from 1994 to 1999, and i-CABLE Communications Limited from 1999 to 2010.

He is a director of the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA), a trade association for the video industry and ecosystem in Asia Pacific.

Desmond has been teaching at the Law Faculty of The University of Hong Kong since 2007.

Areas of Interest: Broadcasting Law, Telecommunications Law, Entertainment Law, LawTech

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Law, HKU