Louis Vogellouis.vogel@vogel-vogel.com

Louis Vogel advises major French and international companies and represents them before French and European competition authorities. Many French and European institutions also consult him in the area of competition, distribution and consumer 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 II)
  • President Club d’Iéna
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Humboldt University, Berlin (2012)
  • Professeur Agrégé des Facultés de Droit [holder of the “Agrégation” 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)


  • President of the French Rectors’ Conference – 2010 to 2012
  • President of Sorbonne Universities Research and Higher Education Cluster [PRES] – 2010 to 2012
  • President of Pantheon-Assas University (Paris II) from 2006 to 2012
  • Director of the IDC [Paris Institute of Comparative Law] for 1998 to 2018
  • First honorary member of the Assas Junior Counsel Association
  • Member of the Comité d’Orientation Stratégique de l’Ecole Européenne de Droit de Toulouse
  • Member of the ethics committee of the Club des métiers du droit (legal professions club)


  • Editor-in-chief – Editions LawLex
  • Director of the Encyclopédie Dalloz de droit commercial
  • Founder of the Dalloz Affaires [Dalloz Business] review (1995)
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the journal “Grief“, “AJ Contrats d’affaires” and the “Revue d’Assas
  • Director of Juris-Classeur of Comparative Law (1993-2005), International Law (1992-2005) and Competition Law (1999-2005


  • VP of the Association Française d’Étude de la Concurrence (AFEC) [French Association for the Study of Competition]
  • Member of the managing committee of the Ateliers de la concurrence [Competition Workshops]
  • Member of the Academia Europaea, the American Bar Association, the French Committee of Private International Law, the Deutscher Anwaltverein (German Lawyer’s Association), 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
  • President of scientific committee of the Association Droit & Affaires (Paris II) (Association Law & Business)
  • Founding member of the “Tous droits devant” (AFJE) think-tank


  • Lawyer of the Year – AFJE 2010 [French in-house lawyers’ association]
  • Former member of the board of directors of the ENM (École nationale de la magistrature) and of the EFB (Professional Training School of the Bars of the Paris Court of Appeal)
  • 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)

Joseph Vogel – jvogel@vogel-vogel.com

Joseph Vogel, a specialist in competition and distribution law for more than twenty-five years, advises his clients at both the European and French level. 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, and has been directly involved in some of the most important cases to have taken place in the last twenty years.

Spoken languages: French, English and German.

  • Member of the Paris Bar (1985)
  • Member of the New York Bar (1990)


  • Master (D.E.A.) in business law (1983)
  • Graduate in accounting (1983)
  • Graduate of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) (1982)
  • Graduate of the Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques (1980)
  • Holder of a Certificate of specialization in International and EU law (CNB [National Bar Council] 2014)


  • Member of the Franco-German Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Franco-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Vice-president of the Association des avocats lobbyistes (lawyer lobbyists association)
  • Member of the Union of European Lawyers (UEL)
  • Member of the Collège de droit économique (College of Law & Economics)
  • 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@vogel-vogel.com

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 numerous issues: regulation of advertising and sales promotions, 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 terms claims and class actions. Charles Fahrner is especially active in the area of Franco-German and Franco-Austrian business relations.

Spoken languages: French, English and German.

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