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Vogel & Vogel
75116 PARIS

France > EU, competition and distribution Tier 1

Boutique firm Vogel & Vogel remains an authority in the field, advising major multinationals on a broad span of competition, regulation and distribution issues. Such matters include state aid, merger control, cartels, restrictive practices, abuse of dominance, private enforcement and dawn raids. Joseph Vogel, co-founder of the firm alongside Louis Vogel, leads the antitrust group, and specialises in high-profile mergers in TV and media. Juliette Blouet handles antitrust telecoms, while Fernanda De Abreu heads the media division. Laurence Boudailliez and Cécile Assémat manage the supply and distribution side. Julia Coste assists with merger control and acquisition matters in the automotive and retail industries. In addition, the team’s work spans the aerospace and energy sectors.


‘Very high flexibility and very good knowledge of the telecoms sector, end-to-end support on the subjects, very rigorous in the analyses and adapted recommendations.’

‘Juliette Blouet is available, very invested, extremely competent and pragmatic in tandem with Joseph Vogel, who arbitrates on the most sensitive issues and on strategy.’

‘A team of experts with experience who know how businesses operate and who provide legal insight and position themselves by giving their recommendations.’

‘Vogel & Vogel is a dedicated and focused practice with excellent knowledge in competition law, their focus area.’

‘Joseph Vogel is a brilliant and exceptional lawyer. I admire his analyses and the quality of his argument. He is very far ahead of his colleagues.’

Key clients







Bouygues Telecom





Christian Dior

Clear Channel

Comite National Olympique

Daimler AG


Euro Disney



General Motors


LG Electronics




Mercedes Benz France

Pierre Cardin






Vodafone Polynesie



Work highlights

  • Advised TF1 on the structuring of the partnership and the preparation of the notification.
  • Assisted Beaumanoir Group with the notification and merger control of La Halle high street shops.
  • Assisted Beaumanoir with the acquisition of Carroll International.

The firm: Louis and Joseph Vogel founded Vogel & Vogel in 1990. Vogel & Vogel specialises in competition, distribution and consumer law and is now one of the leading firms in these fields. The firm has grown steadily since its establishment, and now employs 28 lawyers. It is established in Paris and Brussels.

The firm serves a varied clientele, including private and public undertakings, administrative authorities, trade associations and other legal professionals, both in France and internationally. It provides clients not only with excellent service but the best possible value for money. In recognition of the increasingly international nature of its business, the firm places great importance on being able to offer its clients an international service.

Vogel & Vogel has created an international network of excellence in competition and distribution law. The Vogel Global Competition Network (www.vogel-global.com) brings together 60 law firms specialising in competition and distribution law from around the world, selecting the best in the field from each country. The role of this unique network is to provide a global response to issues brought by the firm’s clients, to whom the national competition laws of various countries may be applicable.

Vogel & Vogel offers a number of varied services. Its knowledge management team has developed exciting new products to assist corporate lawyers: news flashes, newsletters, conferences, a specialised blog, a YouTube channel, access to its document library, a collection of legal textbooks in both paper or digital format, and the Vogel Academy which provides online training sessions in competition, regulation, distribution and consumer law allowing counsel to update and consolidate their knowledge and stay ahead of their game.

Vogel & Vogel offers a number of digital tools adapted to today’s environment: a new database for use by in-house counsel; a decision support system for accelerated analysis of legal risk; and predictive justice products to save time and enhance performance, analyse risks and optimise litigation strategy – for example, an algorithm calculates probabilities for dispute resolution and identifies the best arguments in the firm’s areas of expertise. Vogel & Vogel offers artificial intelligence products based on an analysis of the case law. The firm is able to produce legal decisions which are representative of the decision-making of the courts and authorities and a mathematical analysis of risk is presented in the form of a graphical visualisation of probability distributions (risk of sanction, likely amount of fine, etc.) based on criteria entered by the user and providing virtually instantaneous results.

Areas of practice: Vogel & Vogel is a firm highly specialised in all areas of French and European competition, distribution and consumer law. It comprises nine dedicated teams (each composed of at least one partner working with one or several associates). The firm’s field of intervention covers a broad range of practices and matters (antitrust/restrictive practices/regulation/distribution law/advising business clients faced with legal action from consumers).

Its highly specialised teams handle all aspects of competition, distribution and consumer law. They provide a comprehensive service ranging from advice and litigation to compliance and lobbying, enabling lawyers to provide optimal and tailored solutions. The teams operate in rotation thus ensuring the development of across-the-board know-how and competencies resulting in the innovative and proactive handling of cases.

Dedicated teams:


  • 5 teams, each composed of a manager and one or several associates;
  • Sectors: administrations – insurance – aeronautics – food – flavors – automotive – banking – buildings and public works –  chemicals – cycles and motorcyles – electricity – energy – footwear and textiles – toys – hotels and restaurants – agricultural machinery – pharmaceuticals – perfumes and cosmetics – media – leisure – luxury – telecommunications – transport – wholesale.

Expertise: Abuse of dominant position, Anti-dumping actions, State aids, Unfair competition, Merger control, Dawns raids, Cartels, Competition training and Auditing / Compliance, Free movement of  establishment, Restrictive practices / Price transparency, Regulation.


  • 1 team composed of a manager and several associates.
  • Sectors: aeronautics – agri-food – flavors – automotive – shoes and textiles – chemicals – electricity – toys – agricultural machinery – perfumes and cosmetics – pharmaceuticals – luxury – telecommunications.

Expertise: Commercial agency / Commission, Automotive distribution, Exclusive distribution / Exclusive supply or brand, Qualitative and/or quantitative selective distribution, Franchising.

Consumer Law:

  • 3 teams each composed of an associate and a manager, including two senior managers.
  • Sectors: aeronautics – automobile – buses – trucks – shipbuilding – cycles and motorcycles – energy – industrial installations – agricultural machinery – maritime transport
  • Expertise: Recall actions, Accompaniment of criminally prosecuted managers, After-sales, Defense to consumer associations regarding alleged abusive clauses, Defense of class-actions and actions for damages, Expert opinions, Unfair commercial practices, Advertising and sales promotion, Product liability.



European competition Louis Vogel
European competition Joseph Vogel
French competition Louis Vogel
French competition Joseph Vogel
Merger control Joseph Vogel
Merger control Fernanda De Abreu
State aid Joseph Vogel
State aid Juliette Blouet
Unfair competition law Laurence Boudaillez
Media and telecoms Louis Vogel
Media and telecoms Joseph Vogel
Product liability, defence to consumer actions Charles S Fahrner
Product liability, defence to consumer actions Sylvain Corvol
Distribution law (franchising, agency, selective distribution, termination of dealerships) Joseph Vogel
Advertising Charles S Fahrner
Litigation/arbitration Louis Vogel
Litigation/arbitration Joseph Vogel
Relations between France and Germany Charles S Fahrner
Relations between France and the USA Louis Vogel
Relations between France and the USA Joseph Vogel
Automobile distribution Joseph Vogel
Joseph Vogel photoMr Joseph VogelFounding Partner specialized in Economic Law (French and European Competition, Distribution and…
Louis Vogel photoMr Louis VogelFounding Partner specialized in Economic Law. As a leading competition lawyer, Louis…
Number of lawyers : 28

Vogel Global Competition Network
Contacts : Joseph Vogel
Contacts : Stéphanie Boudin