Law, Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship (LITE Lab)

Brian Tang is the founding Executive Director of LITE Lab, an affiliated member of the HKU Standard Chartered Foundation Fintech Academy and a fellow of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law. With extensive international corporate finance and projects experience in private practice, corporate legal departments and entrepreneurship, Brian’s is a frequently invited international speaker on his practice and research areas of law and innovation, Fintech, RegTech, LawTech, artificial intelligence governance, virtual assets and future skills. He and his work have been featured on CNBC’s Learning Curve Series and in Diana Wu’s book Future Proof: Reinventing Work In the Age of Acceleration (2019).

LITE Lab at the University of Hong Kong is an interdisciplinary and experiential programme to foster law, innovation, technology and entrepreneurship (LITE) to better prepare the legal professionals of tomorrow and empowers undergraduate and postgraduate students to work with under-resourced tech startups, legal departments, social entrepreneurs and NGOs to co-design proof-of-concept and access-to-justice lawtech, conduct cutting-edge legal and policy research, participate in internships, and compete in hackathons and other international innovation competitions. 

LITE Lab students have won competitions such as Georgetown University’s Iron Tech Lawyer Invitational and Faculty of Engineering Innovation Academy’s InnoSpark and InnoShow. LITE Lab has recently been named finalist in the Financial Times 2021 Innovative Lawyers – the only law faculty (listed as University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law) in the inaugural global “Collaborative Innovation Award.