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Vogel & Vogel
30 AVENUE D'IÉNA
75116 PARIS
France

EU, competition and distribution Tier 2

Vogel & Vogel is a specialised full-service antitrust firm led by Louis Vogel and Joseph Vogel which represents an enviable client roster spanning a vast array of industry sectors. In the telecoms sector, the team recently obtained a significant award for Digicel in a private enforcement claim against Orange after the latter was fined for abuse of dominant position, and TF1 appointed the group to handle the repercussions of a complaint lodged by Canal+ regarding the presence of pre-emptive rights clauses in film co-production contracts concluded by several broadcasters. The practice's recent caseload also includes European state aid matters and mandates revolving around questions of selective distribution networks and third-party platforms. Other key contacts include Laurence Boudailliez, who is currently acting for Geodis and SNCF in their appeal against the FCA's decision to fine them on the grounds of cartel practices; Juliette Blouet, who has significant expertise in the telecoms sector; and Cécile Assémat.

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 37 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 59 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 six dedicated teams (each composed of at least one partner and 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.

The firm intervenes in various sectors, such as aeronautics, agricultural machinery, automobile, banking, building and public works, chemicals, electricity, food and agriculture, governmental agencies, media, pharmaceuticals, perfume and cosmetics, telecommunications, toys and transport.

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
Distribution law (franchising, agency, selective distribution, termination of dealerships) André Bricogne
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
Automobile distribution André Bricogne
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Joseph Vogel  photo Mr Joseph Vogel
Mr Louis Vogel  photo Mr Louis Vogel
Number of lawyers : 37
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Vogel Global Competition Network
Contacts : Joseph Vogel
Contacts : Stéphanie Boudin