Xavier Henry and André Bricogne have been lawyers at the Paris Bar since 1992 and 1997 respectively. They have always been active in business law and especially in economic law. Having worked together in the same firm for some years, they have decided to continue their practice within their own business law structure (advice, litigation, training). With it, they can maintain a close and direct relationship with their clients and offer them a service that match their requests and needs in the firm’s areas of expertise of which they have perfect command.  Xavier Henry and André Bricogne are both AFEC’s members (French Association for Competition Study).

The firm was distinguished in 2019 as the rising team in the antitrust category by Décideurs Magazine. The firm is also listed in the competition law, consumer law, distribution law, commercial contracts and commercial litigation Ranking of Le Monde du Droit website, in Best Law Firm ranking established by Décideurs Magazine in antitrust and anti-competitive practices as well, distribution law and restrictive practices and in commercial litigation and in the ranking “The best law firms” established by the magazine Le Point in commercial, business, competition law and consumer law.


Xavier Henry and André Bricogne



Professional Background

Since 2017: Law Firm HENRY & BRICOGNE – Paris
Creation of a business law firm, specialized in distribution and competition law.

2003 – 2016: Law Firm VOGEL & VOGEL – Paris
Manager of the distribution and litigation department.
Participation in the building-up of case law regarding distribution (termination, sudden breach, restrictive and unfair practices, application of EU exemption regulations and compliance of contracts with these regulations, reorganization of distribution networks). Work on disputes in relation to the opening of energy markets to competition.

1997 – 2003: Law Firm VOGEL & VOGEL – Paris
Manager of a team of 2, then 4 lawyers.
Business Law (selective and exclusive distribution, franchise, competition, pricing practices, commercial negotiations, bankruptcy proceedings, contracts, litigation). Practice Areas: automobile, motorcycles and scooters, agricultural machinery, industrial vehicles, luxury, phytosanitary products, books, household appliances, software…

1992 – 1997: Law Firm VOGEL & VOGEL – Paris
General Business, Distribution and Competition Law (advice and litigation).

1991 – 1992: Lecturer – University of Paris XII
Commercial Law (merchants, businesses, commercial contracts).


1991: CAPA (Bar exam) – Paris Bar Training School
1991: Master II in Real Estate and Urban Planning Law – University of Paris XII
1990: Master II in Private Law – University of Paris XII
1989: Master I (4-year degree) in Business Law – University of Paris XII
1985: Baccalauréat (high-school diploma) (economy) – Lycée Albert de Mun – Nogent-sur-Marne (France)



Professional Background

Since 2017: Partner – HENRY & BRICOGNE (AARPI) Law Firm

Advice and litigation in business law

Key areas of practice:
– Business contracts,
– Distribution law,
– Competition law,
– Unfair competition
– Termination of a commercial relationship,
– Consumer law,
– Product liability,
– Bankruptcy proceedings,
– Enforcement of claims
– Business criminal law

AFEC’s member (French Association for Competition Study).

1997 – 2017: VOGEL & VOGEL Law Firm
Manager of the distribution and litigation department.


1996: CAPA (Bar Exam), Paris Bar Training School (EFB)
1995: Second-lieutenant of the 2nd Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment (2èRPIMa)
1994: Master II in Business Law and Economics.. University of Paris I.
1993: Master I (4-year degree) in Business Law. University of Paris II
1993: Master I (4-year degree) in Private Law – Judicial Studies University of Paris II