With one of the largest antitrust teams in France, Vogel & Vogel maintains a busy full-service practice. Louis Vogel and Joseph Vogel, both Who’s Who Legal: Competition nominees, are the two founding partners. Géraldine Demme joined recently as counsel and head of the German desk. Thierry Rambaud also joined the firm recently as counsel and specialises in public law and, in particular, public competition law.
The firm continues to represent telecoms company Bouygues in several matters and acts for the company in one of the biggest damages claims following a decision of the Competition Authority. The case, which concerns conditions for tendering procedures in public works contracts for the renovation of high schools, is pending before the Paris Court of Appeal. Vogel & Vogel is also assisting Bouygues as it contests a €15 billion deal between Numericable and French mobile phone operator SFR, a transaction the firm says will present obstacles for competition. The firm’s behavioural work includes defending TF1 against claims brought by Canal+, M6, and Next Radio TV – BFMTV concerning alleged abuses of dominance in the TV advertising market.
Louis and Joseph Vogel founded Vogel & Vogel in 1990. From the outset Vogel & Vogel chose to specialize in competition, distribution and consumer law and became one of the top firms in those fields. The firm has grown steadily since its establishment, and now employs 40 lawyers (two founding partners, eight partners, two of-counsel and 28 associates).
Vogel & Vogel is a specialized firm praised for its outstanding expertise and high experience. It specializes solely in European and French competition / regulation, distribution and consumer law.
Vogel & Vogel's competition / regulation team, the largest on the market, intervenes in all fields of European and French competition and regulatory law, taking charge of all aspects of the cases entrusted to it. It comprises 4 teams each composed of a partner and several associates.
Vogel & Vogel’s distribution teams are renowned for their expertise in ensuring the operation and setting up of distribution networks in all their forms. It also comprises 4 teams each composed of a partner and several associates. The firm assists its clients in developing their distribution policy in connection with all types of litigation involving vertical restraints in all economic sectors.
Vogel & Vogel’s consumer affairs team is very experienced in problems raised by consumer law on advertising and sales promotions and proposes innovative solutions in all after-sales areas. It is composed of two partners and five associates. The firm is particularly renowned for its work with industry, especially the automobile sector. It is also highly skilled in product liability litigation.
The firm is at the service of a varied clientele: private and public undertakings, administrative authorities, trade associations and other legal professionals both in France and internationally. It gives clients not only an excellent service but also the best possible value for money.
In recognition of the increasingly international nature of business, the firm places great importance on being able to offer its clients an international service.
Indeed, in order to assist foreign clients, Vogel & Vogel has several foreign desks composed of lawyers proficient in the language of the country in question (Anglo-American desk, German and Austrian desk, Indian desk, Brazilian and Portuguese desk, Arabic-speaking countries desk, Russian and Eastern European desk, Spanish and South American desk).
The firm has also established offices in Paris, Lyon and Brussels.
In addition, 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 over 50 law firms specializing in competition and distribution law from around the world. To constitute its international network, Vogel & Vogel has selected the best competition and distribution law firms in 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 has the advantage of a dedicated in-house research team (the knowledge Management team or KM team) and several databases, which are updated on a daily basis.
Vogel & Vogel’s aim is to promote its expertise through regular publication of legal intelligence, organization of monthly conferences, creation of the Prix Vogel awarded to authors of works of doctoral theses in the field, or innovative digital products made available to its clients.
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