Vogel & Vogel, innovators

A full-service offering in competition/regulation, distribution and consumer law

Like the three bureaus of the US Federal Trade Commission, our firm’s field of intervention covers a broad ranges of practices and matters

  • EU and French antitrust
  • French rules on price transparency and restrictive practice
  • regulation
  • distribution law
  • consumer law.

With a team of 35 lawyers competent in each area to handle all issues from the most classic to the most complex, Vogel & Vogel is not limited to a single sector or to a single practice area. Our teams operate in rotation thus ensuring the development of across-the-board know-how and competencies resulting in the innovative and pro-active handling of cases. This transversal approach is the golden rule at Vogel & Vogel as it provides a global vision resulting in optimized case handling and knowledge enhancement for our lawyers.

The specific organization and the constant striving for excellence in a specialized field have allowed Vogel & Vogel to establish strong links with our clients, who benefit from continuity in the handling of their legal matters thanks to the stability of our relationship with them. Specific positioning and low attorney turnover have enabled the firm to build a real know-how and a legal expertise incomparable in its field.

A legal services enterprise

In addition to the provision of legal consultancy and litigation, Vogel & Vogel offers a comprehensive package of services to business.

Thanks to its knowledge management department, the office develops products, designed for in-house counsel, ranging from traditional offerings such as books, databases, the newsletters to new products such as online training, access to a blog, a YouTube channel and decision-making, predictive and artificial intelligence analysis tools.

Through the construction of a network of knowledge and know-how, Vogel & Vogel is able to better respond to the expectations of businesses and – beyond basic case-handling – to build a true business relationship with its clients.

Vogel & Vogel is one of the few French law firms to have been awarded the dual ISO 9001 quality policy and ISO 14001 environmental management certification.

A firm closely involved in current debate on legal and social issues

Renowned law professor Louis Vogel and brother Joseph Vogel deliver expertise in competition, distribution and consumer law.

Louis Vogel and his brother Joseph Vogel publish works furthering understanding in the field, including textbooks, articles and legal intelligence on competition, distribution, consumer affairs and European business law, and regularly hold conferences and seminars at the firm’s premises.

Key players on the market, they are regularly asked to support legislative reform. Louis and Joseph Vogel are active participants in legal and social debate through the Club d’Iéna, a think-tank created by them to promote a legal approach to political and social issues informing public debate.

Prix Vogel 

Prix Vogel

Every two years the Prix Vogel takes place with the aim of honoring authors and researchers in the field of competition and distribution law, consumer affairs, regulation, internal market law, economic analysis of the law for works providing a perspective to the legal rules and stimulating innovation in the practice of the law in those areas.

With a first prize of EUR 10 000 awarded to the winner and EUR 1 000 for “coups de coeur” or best picks selected in addition, the Prix Vogel 2017 ceremony took place on 21 March 2017 at an event sponsored by L’Express, Le Figaro, Editions Bruylant, Dalloz, Lextenso, the Week Legal (LexisNexis Group) and LawLex.

Management committee

Louis Vogel
Louis VogelLouis Vogel advises major French and international companies and represents them before French and European competition authorities.
Joseph Vogel
Joseph VogelJoseph Vogel, a specialist in competition and distribution law for more than twenty-five years, advises his clients at both the European and French level.
Charles-Siegfried Fahrner
Charles-Siegfried Fahrner Lawyer specializing in consumer law, particularly in the field of Franco-German and Franco-Austrian business relations.

Prizes and distinctions

Vogel & Vogel is regularly ranked in guides as a key player in competition, distribution and consumer law:

Palmarès du monde du droit 2021 • Vogel&Vogel

Since 2015

  • Gold Trophy 2020 – Distribution Law – Competition Law – Industrial risks and defective products
  • Gold Trophy en responsabilité des produits,
  • Silver Trophy 2020 – Competition Law (Depuis 2015)
  • Gold Trophy 2019 – Competition Law (Depuis 2015) – Industrial risks and defective products
  • Silver Trophy 2019 – Distribution Law (Depuis 2015)
Trophées du droit • Vogel&Vogel

Since 2014

  • Gold Trophy 2020 – Distribution Law – Client relations management
  • Silver Trophy 2019 – Distribution Law
  • Gold Trophy 2017 – Distribution Law
  • Silver Trophy 2017 – Antitrust/restrictive agreements
  • Gold Trophy 2014 – Client relations management

Since 2017

Chambers Global 2022 • Vogel&Vogel

Since 2017

  • Since 2017
    Chambers ranked in band 2 the Vogel & Vogel Firm & Joseph Vogel
Legal 500 2021 • Vogel&Vogel

Since 2017

  • Since 2020 – Vogel & Vogel is ranked in Band 1  for European law, competition and distribution law
  • Since 2017 – Vogel & Vogel is ranked in tier 2 for European law, competition and distribution law
BestLawyer • Vogel&Vogel

Since 2017

  • 2020Lawyer of the year
    Joseph Vogel has been nominated Lawyer of the year 2020 in Competition Law.
  • 2020 – Vogel & Vogel best Firm in France
    Vogel & Vogel is proud to see its two founding partners Louis & Joseph Vogel nominated as the best lawyers in France in Competition Law.