GCR 100 - 12th Edition

Vogel & Vogel

30 January 2012

France

Founded 21 years ago by brothers Louis and Joseph Vogel, competition boutique Vogel & Vogel has the largest practice in Paris, comprising 35 antitrust specialists. The group is made up of eight specialist counsel and 25 associates. The brothers remain the only partners at the firm, with Joseph Vogel nominated to Who’s Who Legal.

The firm advised Primagaz in Competition Authority proceedings over alleged cartel activity and collective abuse of dominance. The matter was closed after the authority found key elements of a leniency application were forgeries, and that there was no proof of infringement.

Telecoms work has been plentiful. The firm represented Bouygues Telecom in a successful appeal at the Court of Cassation against claims of price discrimination from France Telecom and Orange. The firm also acted for Bouygues in an abuse of dominance claim against France Telecom and Orange related to markets in the French Caribbean.

On the mergers side, Vogel & Vogel handled banking group BFCM’s takeover of Est Républican, one of France’s largest regional press groups; it was cleared with conditions. The firm is proud of its reputation in the media sector. Meanwhile, Vogel & Vogel also acted for Beaumanoir Group in its acquisition of clothing company La City Group, which was cleared in March.

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