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Vogel & Vogel
75116 PARIS

France > EU, competition and distribution Tier 2

Specialising in competition, distribution and consumer law, Vogel & Vogel is frequently called upon by leading French-based multinationals – particularly in the telecoms, automotive, media, retail and energy sectors – to handle high-profile mandates. The team has a wide-ranging practice, spanning antitrust investigations and litigation, merger control and private enforcement actions, with a notable strong suit in distribution-related disputes. The highly regarded Joseph Vogel, who has a strong recent track record in merger control cases, leads the sizeable team; Juliette Blouet and Fernanda de Abreu, who head the antitrust telecoms and media practices, respectively, Laurence Boudailliez and distribution law specialist Cécile Assémat are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Joseph Vogel

Other key lawyers:

Louis Vogel; Laurence Boudailliez; Fernanda de Abreu; Cécile Assémat; Juliette Blouet; Mathieu Pagnoux; Pétronille Noël; Margaux Vicaire


‘The team is excellent and highly specialized in competition law. They combine in-depth legal knowledge with a mastery of the economic aspects. The firm is also at the forefront of political battles aimed at defending the interests of their clients, both at the European level and at the local level. They are also very innovative in their communication and the information they provide to their partners.’

‘Joseph Vogel and Juliette Blouet stand out for their strength, responsiveness, creativity and honesty about the strengths and weaknesses of each file.’

‘They are all very responsive, attentive, courteous and discreet, always giving the client control of their decisions while offering them options and even strategies. They also manage the use of specialists from other sectors with which they work. Internationally, they work with a network of medium-sized firms which have the same specialties as them and can thus intervene on transnational files.’

‘Joseph Vogel shows humility, availability and pragmatism. Pétronille Noël is very responsive and pragmatic, and has the ability to play the role of a business partner.’

‘Joseph Vogel and Margaux Vicaire are responsive, involved and have good knowledge of the company and the operational reality.’

‘Joseph Vogel, Fernanda de Abreu and Cécile Assémat are experts and have very good knowledge of our sector.’

Key clients










Bolle Brands

Bouygues Immobilier

Bouygues SA

Bouygues Telecom

Bouygues Travaux Publics



Cafés Richard

Ceva Santé Animale


Christian Dior

Clear Channel

Club Med


Comité National Olympique

Daimler AG

DAF Trucks

Dassault Systems



Euro Disney






General Motors









Mercedes Benz France



Peter Hennen

Pierer e-bikes

Pierre Cardin







Schneider Electric France


Stade de France






Vaillant Group



Volkswagen Bank

Wane Group


Work highlights

  • Advised Schneider Electric France on a vertical agreement inquiry undertaken by the FCA which led to dawn raids and hearings in coordination with the French criminal authorities.
  • Successfully represented Digicel before the Supreme Court in a private enforcement case against Orange for anti-competitive practices in the mobile telephony market in the French West Indies and French Guiana.
  • Advised Beaumanoir Group on the merger control aspects of the acquisition of sole control of Sarenza.

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 motorcycles – 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, dawn 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
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
Photo Name Position Profile
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Number of lawyers : 28

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