Philip Monaghan is head of O’Melveny’s Asia antitrust and competition practice. With more than 15 years’ experience in the practice of competition law, Philip advises multinational clients on competition issues arising under antitrust laws globally but with a particular focus on EU competition laws and the competition laws of China and Asia generally. Philip’s extensive private practice experience covers the full range of competition law matters including distribution, cartels and leniency, abuse of dominance cases, and merger control. He has advised parties in proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union and in investigations conducted by the EU Commission, the OFT, the NMa, the French Autorité de la concurrence, KFTC, JFTC, the Taiwan FTC, China State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), the US Department of Justice, the Competition Bureau (Canada), the ACCC and the Competition Commission of South Africa. Philip is a noted expert on China merger control having advised parties on the intricacies of the regime since its introduction in 2008. 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.