Firm Profile > Vogel & Vogel > Paris, France

Vogel & Vogel
75116 PARIS

EU, competition and distribution Tier 1

The specialist competition law team at Vogel & Vogel has established itself as a key resource for clients seeking advice on distribution law, as well as merger control, state aid, and antitrust litigation. It is particularly strong in advising clients in the automotive, aviation, energy, and media sectors and has recently expanded its geographic reach to include French Polynesia. Joseph Vogel is highly experienced in competition and distribution law, as well as high-profile merger control matters. Juliette Blouet is an expert in telecoms, while Fernanda de Abreu advises clients in the media and energy sectors. Laurence Boudailliez and Cécile Assémat both specialise in distribution.

Practice head(s):

Joseph Vogel; Louis Vogel; Juliette Blouet; Fernanda de Abreu; Laurence Boudailliez; Cécile Assémat; Julia Coste; Charles Fahrner and Sylvain Corvol


‘Joseph Vogel is very competent, meticulous, precise and a good strategist on all subjects related to competition law. One of the best lawyers in France in this field.’

Key clients

Beaumanoir / La Halle

Beaumanoir / NAF-NAF

Bouygues Telecom – Phoenix Tower International


Gigicel v Orange


Bouygues v Ile de France Region

SALTO (for TF1)

Mercedes-Benz France









Bein Sport





Bouygues Immobilier





Cafés Richard

Caisse des Depots

Comite des Constructeurs Francais D’Automible


Christian Dior

Clear Channel

Club Med

CNH Industrial


Cristal Union

DAF Trucks

Daimler Chrysler

Dassault Systems




Euro Disney



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 ( 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
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
 Joseph Vogel photo Joseph Vogel Founding Partner specialized in Economic Law (French and European Competition, Distribution and…
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Number of lawyers : 37
Vogel Global Competition Network
Contacts : Joseph Vogel
Contacts : Stéphanie Boudin