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Louis Vogel

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Vogel & Vogel


Founding Partner specialized in Economic Law. As a leading competition lawyer, Louis Vogel advises major French and international companies and represents them before French and European competition authorities. Numerous French and European institutions also consult him as an expert in the area of competition law. Louis Vogel has written numerous legal books and articles on competition and distribution law. He regularly holds conferences on competition and distribution law at various institutions.


Admitted to the Bar of Paris in 1981, and New York in 1990, He is also a member of the Frankfurt Bar (1993) and of the Brussels Bar (1992). Mr Vogel created the firm Vogel & Vogel with his brother in 1990 and is (or has been) also: President of the French Rectors' Conference - 2010 to 2012; President of Sorbonne University - 2010 to 2012 President of Pantheon-Assas University (Paris 2) from 2006 to 2012; Member of the Comité d’Orientation Stratégique de l’Ecole Européenne de Droit de Toulouse; First Honorary Member of the Assas Junior Counsel Association; Director of Encyclopédie Dalloz de droit commercial; Editor-in-chief of Editions LawLex; Founder of the Dalloz Affaires [Dalloz Business] review (1995); Director of Juris-Classeur de droit comparé [Juris-Classeur of Comparative Law] (1993-2005), de droit international [International Law] (1992-2005) and droit de la concurrence [Competition Law] (1999-2005); Member of the Scientific Council of the journal "Grief"; Director of the IDC [Paris Institute of Comparative Law]; Member of the board of directors of the ENM [Ecole nationale de la magistrature (National Judges School)]; Member of the board of directors of the EFB [Ecole de formation professionnelle des barreaux (Professional Training School of the Bars)]; Former professor at the College of Europe (Bruges); Former member of the Scientific Council of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign Law and International Law (Hamburg)


French – English – German.


Member of the Academia Europaea, the American Bar Association, the French Committee of Private International Law, the Commission for the Study of the European Communities (CEDECE), the Institute of International law, the Society of Comparative Legislation (Société de législation comparée) and the European Lawyers’ Union. VP of the Association Française d’Étude de la Concurrence (AFEC) (French Association for the Study of Competition); Member of the managing committee of the Ateliers de la concurrence since 1994


Doctor Honoris Causa, Humboldt University, Berlin (2012); Professeur Agrégé des Facultés de Droit [holder of the “agrégation”, the highest teaching diploma in France] in private law (1989); Docteur d’Etat [State doctorate] in law (1985); LL.M Yale Law School (1982); Graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques [Political Studies Institute] of Paris (1976); Member of the Paris Bar (1981), New York Bar (1990), Brussels Bar (1992) and Frankfurt Bar (1993).


EU, competition and distribution

Within: EU, competition and distribution

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.

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