Chambers 2018 : Vogel Global, classé en Band 1 et Vogel & Vogel classé en Band 2

Le 13 mars 2018

Chambers a classé Vogel Global Competition Network en Band 1.

Vogel Global Competition Network
From the Chambers Global guide

Number of member firms: 50
Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 34

About this network: A global network of independent competition and distribution experts operating within Europe and all major countries in the industry through a high level of co-operation. Originally founded by Vogel & Vogel in Paris, where the heads of member firms meet annually to solidify coherence and continuity. The network allows clients access to the most specialised services within their respective jurisdiction through its referral system and regularly provides updates on competition law for clients and members. Stéphanie Boudin is a key contact for the network.

Le cabinet a quant à lui été classé en Band 2.

Vogel & Vogel – Competition/European Law Department Band 2

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)
 What the team is known for  Dedicated practice with a strong reputation for its combined expertise in competition and distribution law. Recognised for its litigation capabilities and know-how on abuse of dominance, state aid and anti-competitive agreements, including cartel issues and vertical restraints. Also advises on merger control, with notable experience in challenging authorisations. Excellent track record in the telecommunications and automotive sectors.

 Strengths  The department is praised for its deep expertise in competition and distribution law and its good litigation skills. One client commends its know-how “not only in competition but also distribution and consumer law,” adding: “They have very good experience in antitrust, including merger control follow-up actions, and very good capabilities in litigation.” Another source emphasises the firm’s “ability to find the correct litigation strategy.”

Commentators recognise the team’s client-oriented approach, with sources describing the lawyers as “extremely responsive” and noting that their “advice is very practical and really business-oriented.”

 Work highlights  Assisted the BT Group with a EUR150 million private damages claim against Orange following the French Competition Authority’s decision to sanction Orange for anti-competitive practices.

 Notable practitioners

Joseph Vogel is praised for being “very accessible, pragmatic and clear, precise and ingenious in his approach and responses.” He is a well-regarded competition and distribution law specialist who boasts particular expertise in antitrust litigation pertaining to the telecoms, energy, media and automotive sectors. One client states: “He knows the right thing to do and the right way to state his position.”

Vogel & Vogel is a boutique law firm whose niche competition/regulation, distribution and consumer law practice has earned it an unbeatable reputation in the French market.

The firm is known for its handling of challenging competition cases involving complex procedural issues and high-level claims in areas such as : merger control, State aid, cartels, vertical restraints, abuse of dominance and antitrust litigation on both a domestic and global level. The team is sought for not only their technical ability and legal expertise but for their capability to build sound commercial and strategic advice under tight time constraints. Particular sector strengths include automobile, energy, media, telecommunications, luxury goods, transport and advertising. The firm has developed an impressive client following spanning over decades. Key clients include: Bouygues SA, Bouygues Telecom, Eurosport, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Renault, Volkswagen Group, General Motors Group, Schneider Electric, Engie, SHV Energy, TFI, Vodafone, SNCF and Services Conseil Expertises Territoires.

Recent work highlights include defending SNCF and Bouygues Telecom in high-value anticompetitive agreements cases; carrying out merger control work in the Totalgaz-Antargaz and JC Decaux-Publicis mergers; representing Services Conseil Expertises Territoires/Caisse des Dépôts and Eurosport in cartel cases; and acting for Doux Group and Aprolab in EU state aid cases.”