Charles Paillard


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Charles Paillard is an associate in the Antitrust & Competition practice based in O’Melveny’s Hong Kong and Brussels offices.

Charles’ practice focuses on merger control (in particular multijurisdictional merger analyses and filings with regional and national competition agencies including the European Commission and the China State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR)), cartel cases (including advice on dawn raids and leniency), abuse of dominance or substantial market power cases, general competition compliance and vertical or distribution matters. Charles has also represented parties before the Court of Justice of the European Union in competition law cases.

Charles’ industry sector experience includes semiconductors, IT, telecommunications, media, financial services, chemicals, fast moving consumer goods, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

Prior to joining O’Melveny, Charles worked for two leading international firms in Brussels after having previously completed an internship at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission.

Charles is a French qualified lawyer admitted to the Paris Bar. He is also registered as a Foreign Lawyer with the Law Society of Hong Kong.


  • French


  • France
  • Hong Kong (Registered Foreign Lawyer)


  • University of London Faculty of Law, LL.M.
  • Universite Paris, LL.M.