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Vogel & Vogel > The Legal 500 Rankings
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.’
Comite National Olympique
Mercedes Benz France
- 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.
Vogel & Vogel > Firm Profile
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.
- 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.
- 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|
|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|
|Mr Joseph Vogel||Founding Partner specialized in Economic Law (French and European Competition, Distribution and…||View Profile|
|Mr Louis Vogel||Founding Partner specialized in Economic Law. As a leading competition lawyer, Louis…||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 28
LanguagesEnglish French German Portuguese
MembershipsVogel Global Competition Network
OtherContacts : Joseph Vogel Contacts : Stéphanie Boudin
- EU, competition and distribution