Prizes and distinctions

Vogel & Vogel is regularly ranked in guides as a key player in its field. Here are several recent examples:


Palmarès du Monde du Droit 2014



Vogel & Vogel is ranked number one firm  for competition law, ahead of  Bredin Prat and Linklaters and for distribution law, ahead of Grall & Associées and Fidal.

Palmarès du Monde du Droit 2014


Vogel & Vogel is awarded both the Trophée d'or for competition law, ahead of Grall & associées and Auguste & Debouzy and the Trophée d'or for distribution law, ahead of Simons & Associés and Courtois Lebel.

The magazine Décideurs Juridiques

Each year, the magazine Décideurs juridiques ranks the best law firms on the French market according to areas of law and classifies them into 4 groups ("key player", "excellent", "highly reputed", "reputed practice").


It has recently published  its rankings for 2014.


Vogel & Vogel is ranked in Band 1 as a "key player" in four fields: competition law, deregulation and sector-specific regulations, distribution law and franchise law.


The magazine describes Vogel & Vogel as "in a class of its own on the French market ... which from its beginnings has embraced an entrepreneurial vision which has naturally placed in among it the brands of reference".

With regard to our work in competition law, the magazine underlines that the firm "is a leading figure on issues related to abuse of dominant position, cartels, restrictive practices, merger control and regulation".

Since 2009 Vogel & Vogel has also received the following distinctions:

  • Trophée d ‘or in Distribution Law in 2013
  • “Mention Spéciale" Trophy in Distribution Law in 2012.
  • Trophée d ‘or in Distribution Law in 2009 and 2011.
  • Trophée d ‘or “Antitrust” in 2010.

Chambers Global 2013

The legal guide Chambers Global has ranked Vogel & Vogel's German and Austrian foreign desk as on of the best "desks" in ints category in France and Germany:

"The German Desk at this boutique competition firm has over two decades' experience of acting for German and Austrian clients active in France. Many of its lawyers are bilingual in German and French. The group helps clients set up subsidiaries, as well as advising on mergers and distribution agreements in Germany and France. Louis and Joseph Vogel are key client contacts."

"This competition boutique's most active foreign desk is its German and Austrian desk, which frequently represents Austrian and German clients acting in France. The group advises on mergers and the establishment of French subsidiaries, as well as setting up distribution agreements in both Germany and France. Both the founding partners, a manager and four lawyers are bilingual in German and French. Charles Fahrner is the key contact at the firm for Franco-German matters."



Global Competition Review 2012

"Elite firm - Founded 21 years ago by brothers Louis and Joseph Vogel, competition boutique Vogel & Vogel has the largest practice in Paris, comprising 35 antitrust specialists."

Legal 500 Paris 2012-2013 and US Special Edition 2012

"Vogel & Vogel, France’s first competition law boutique, is a ‘guarantee of quality’ and produces ‘very impressive work’. The 30-lawyer firm is managed by Joseph Vogel and Paris II University’s president Louis Vogel. It has a strong domestic antitrust practice, underpinned by the team’s ‘very efficient pleading’ skills, and successfully represented Primagaz in the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cartel case and acted for Digicel in a case against Orange Caraïbes and France Télécom. It is also the go-to firm for distribution issues, most notably in the automotive sector."

Chambers Europe 2012

"The six-partner competition department at this French form covers all aspects of competition law, both contentious and advisory. It mainly handles cases for French clients in sectors such as media, telecommunications and energy. The practice was recently involved in the liquefied petroleum gas case, successfully representing Primagaz before the French Competition Authority and the ECHR. The team also advised BFCM on its successful takeover of L'Esta Républicain.

Joseph Vogel has over 25 years of experience in competition and distribution law. He has earned the trust of his clients, who deem him one of the most talented litigators in the market: ‘He really knows how to construct a sound legal argument, and got me out of a very difficult situation,’ said one.”

Global Legal Experts 2011-2012

Global Law Experts recommends Vogel & Vogel for Distribution Law and Antitrust.

Global Legal Experts 2011-2012

Global Law Experts recommends Joseph Vogel for Distribution Law and Antitrust.

Corporate INTL 2011

Vogel & Vogel has been ranked best French law firm in in distribution law for 2011 by the magazine Corporate INTL.

Association Française des Juristes d’Entreprise

Lawyer of the year 2010 (Louis Vogel)

Legal 500 – Europe, Middle East & Africa 2010-2011

"France’s largest distribution and competition boutique, Vogel & Vogel has strong litigation expertise while also handling merger-control work. As long-term advisor to Bouygues, the boutique is involved in strategic work in the telecoms and audiovisual sectors, recently winning a case against Orange leading to the suspension of Orange’s exclusive rights to the iPhone in France."

Best Lawyers

Louis and Joseph Vogel are ranked amongst the “best French lawyers” in competition law by Best Lawyers for 2010 and 2011.

European Legal Expert 2010

"The firm is one of France’s leading competition law firms and represents leading French and international companies before French or European competition authorities. As a recognised expert in the fields of merger control and competition law in general, Joseph Vogel represents companies as well as non-specialist law firms requiring specialist competition law advice."

Practical Law Company 2010

"The success of VOGEL & VOGEL can be traced to its commitment to excellence and its promise to provide the highest quality service to its clients. VOGEL & VOGEL listens to its clients and seeks to become an effective tool of their business wishes. The firm thus places great importance in developing long term relationships with its clients so as to allow the development of a true culture of understanding. When working with clients, the firm seeks not only to advise them comprehensively as to the legal issues before them, but also seeks to use the law as an instrument of their commercial policy. VOGEL & VOGEL is the largest specialist team for competition matters on the French market. The firm offers a full range of legal services in the fields of French and EU Antitrust Law, and frequently represents French and international companies before French and European competition authorities."

Corporate INTL 2010

Vogel & Vogel was ranked best French law firm in the area of product liability by the magazine Corporate INTL.