Partner, O’Melveny & Myers (Hong Kong)
Monaghan is a former senior competition regulator who, in private practice, advises Asia-based and multinational clients on competition issues arising under antitrust laws globally. In particular, Monaghan 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. Where necessary, he helps clients navigate and robustly defend themselves in investigations and/or prosecutions of alleged antitrust and competition offenses or contraventions. He also works with clients to deliver competition compliance solutions that serve their commercial objectives while effectively managing regulatory risk.
From 2014 to 2017, Monaghan 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. The HKCC is the competition enforcer for Hong Kong with power to prosecute competition law contraventions across all sectors of the economy.
Monaghan is an English (England and Wales) and Hong Kong-qualified lawyer who, prior to his appointment to the HKCC, practiced for more than a decade as a competition lawyer with international legal practices in London, Brussels, Beijing, and Hong Kong.