O'Melveny & Myers (Hong Kong)

Philip Monaghan

O’Melveny & Myers (Hong Kong)

Philip Monaghan is a partner in O’Melveny’s Hong Kong office. Philip is a former senior competition regulator who, in private practice, advises Hong Kong and multinational clients on competition issues arising under antitrust laws globally. In particular, Philip leverages his extensive private practice experience and his appreciation of the regulatory perspective to guide clients through complex vertical, cartel, abuse of market power, and multi-jurisdictional merger control matters. From 2014 to 2017, Philip served as the first Executive Director (General Counsel) of the Hong Kong Competition Commission (HKCC). In that capacity, Philip was a member of the HKCC’s Executive management team with responsibility for the HKCC Legal Division. Philip is admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, England and Wales, and Hong Kong. Prior to his appointment to the HKCC, he practiced for more than a decade as a competition lawyer with international legal practices in London, Brussels, Beijing, and Hong Kong.

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Philip Monaghan, Courtney Dyer, Riccardo Celli The EU Commission updates its practical guidance to merging parties and encourages companies to delay merger notifications until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak


The European Commission (the “EC”) has updated its practical guidance to merging parties “encouraging companies to delay merger notifications originally planned until further notice, where possible.” The unprecedented move comes in response to the expanding crisis management measures that (...)

Riccardo Celli, Courtney Dyer, Philip Monaghan The Chinese Competition Authority publishes a formal statement on revised procedures for merger filings during the COVID-19 crisis


These moves follow similar actions by the State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”), China’s antitrust authority. On February 6, SAMR issued a formal statement laying out revised procedures for merger filings, prohibiting face-to-face meetings and requiring parties to submit pre-merger (...)

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