Biography of the members of management committee

Louis Vogel

Louis Vogel
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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.

Spoken languages: French, English and German.


  • Attorney-at-law, Member of Paris (1981), New York (1990), Brussels (1992) and Frankfurt (1993) Bars 
  • Professor of Law, Panthéon-Assas University (Paris 2)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Director of Encyclopédie Dalloz de droit commercial
  • Director for editing 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)
  • 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 Scientific Committee 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)
  • 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. 
  • Secretary General and then General Reporter of the Association Française d’Étude de la Concurrence (AFEC) (French Association for the Study of Competition) since 1999
  • Member of the managing committee of the Ateliers de la concurrence since 1994
  • First Deputy Mayor of the City of Melun
  • First Honorary Member of the Assas Junior Conseil association
  • Member of the Comité d’Orientation Stratégique de l’Ecole Européenne de Droit de Toulouse


Joseph Vogel

Joseph Vogel, a specialist in competition and distribution law for more than twenty-five years, advises his clients at both the European and French levels. A graduate of HEC [grande école for management and business studies] and the IEP of Paris (Institut d’Etudes Politiques), he has a dual expertise in economics and law.

He practices before national and European competition authorities on behalf of various French and international companies, in connection with some of the most important proceedings that have taken place in the last twenty-five years.

Joseph Vogel is the author of several works and numerous articles on competition and distribution law.

Spoken languages: French, English and German.


  • Member of the Paris Bar (1985
  • Member of the New York Bar (1990)
  • Masters (D.E.A) in business law (1983)
  • Masters-level diploma in accounting (1983)
  • Graduate of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) (1982)
  • Graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris (1980)
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the Franco-German Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Franco-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Member of Deutscher Anwaltverein
  • Member of the Union of European Lawyers (UEL)
  • Member of the Collège de droit économique (College of Economic Law)
  • Member of the Association française d'étude de la concurrence (AFEC) (French Association for Competition Studies)
  • Member of the board of directors of the Association des avocats pratiquant le droit de la concurrence (Association of Lawyers Practicing Competition Law)


Charles Fahrner

Charles Fahrner is specialized in consumer and after-sales law. He has been active in this field for more than 20 years and has acquired in-depth experience representing and advising companies faced with all of the after-sales problems connected to their products: defending against actions for latent defects, product liability, non-conformity, technical expert proceedings, recalls, defending companies and their management in the event of criminal proceedings, defending against actions by consumer associations, in particular with respect to unfair clause claims and class actions.

Fully bilingual in French and German, Charles Fahrner is especially active in the area of Franco-German and Franco-Austrian business relations. He heads the firm's After-Sales Consumer Department.

Spoken languages: French, English and German.

  • Member of the Paris Bar (1988)
  • Member of the Franco-German Lawyers Association