Charles Paillard


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Charles Paillard is an associate in the Asia Antitrust & Competition practice based in O’Melveny’s Hong Kong office. Charles advises clients on the full range of competition law issues with a particular focus on Mainland China, Hong Kong and general Asian competition laws.

Charles regularly advises on merger control matters (including multijurisdictional merger analyses and filings to MOFCOM and competition regulators globally), cartel cases (from the dawn raid stage or leniency through to litigation), dominance or abuse of substantial market power cases, competition compliance and vertical or distribution matters. Charles’ sector experience includes IT, media, financial services, chemicals, fast moving consumer goods, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

Charles is a French qualified lawyer who has spent most of its professional career to date as a competition lawyer in Brussels. Prior to joining O’Melveny, he worked for two leading international firms in Brussels after having completed an internship at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission.


  • French


  • France
  • Hong Kong (Registered Foreign Lawyer)


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