Dr. Tobias Frevert

Head of Telecommunications
Practice Group: Digital Business

Tobias Frevert heads the telecommunications practice at Noerr. He has many years of experience in advising on projects and transactions in the telecommunications, media and technology sectors.


  • Telecommunications law
  • IT law
  • Media and copyright law (especially digital TV) 
  • Mergers and acquisitions in the telecommunications, media and technology sectors


  • Legal studies at the Westphalian Wilhems University in Münster, traineeship in Berlin
  • Experience abroad: research fellowship in Oxford (UK); worked for Heller Ehrmann White & McAuliffe in San Francisco (USA)
  • Worked as a lawyer in the Berlin office of a national business law firm
  • At Noerr since 1999
  • Admitted to the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers

Selected Projects

  • Deutsche Telekom: Advising on the joint venture "Glasfaser NordWest" with EWE AG with the objective of building fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) - networks for 1.5 million households
  • CTS Eventim and KapschTrafficCom: Successful offer in the German public tender proceedings for the collection of the levy for infrastructure (passenger car road toll) and implementation of the project
  • SES: Advising satellite operator SES on launch and growth of its HD+ platform
  • Inmarsat: Advising the industry leader on providing satellite-based internet access in Lufthansa Groups continental fleet
  • GEMA and further collection socienties: Negotiation and enforcement of cable retransmission royalties


  • “Tobias Frevert is always excellent, extremely easy to reach and get to the heart of the issue.”, Legal 500 Deutschland 2020
  • The 'outstanding' practice group leader Tobias Frevert 'quickly gets to the core of the problem' and 'advises very business- and solution-oriented'.", Legal 500 Deutschland (2019)
  • Tobias Frevert is a distinguished telecoms expert who impresses peers with his extensive transactional experience in the TMT sector.", Who`s Who Legal 2019
  • ◦Recommended sources state: "In addition to advising on a variety of regulatory-law matters, the (…) team led by the excellent Tobias Frevert was particularly active in the area of cross-border transactions", Legal 500 Deutschland (2015)
  • Recommended for Telekommunikations, JUVE 2019 JUVE and Legal 500 Germany list Noerr's telecommunications practice in the first band (2019)


  • ITechLaw

Selected Publications

  • Der Entwurf einer Netzneutralitätsverordnung, Zeitschrift für Rechtspolitik 2013, p. 166
  • Netzneutralität 2012, Multimedia und Recht 2012, p. 510
  • Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen behördlicher Internetauftritte (with Olav Wagner), Neue Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsrecht 2011, p. 76
  • Rechtliche Herausforderungen bei der Nutzung sozialer Netzwerke durch öffentliche Stellen (with Olav Wagner), Neue Juristische Wochenschrift aktuell 2010, p. 16
  • Muss die Bundesnetzagentur die Netzneutralität verteidigen (with Joachim Schrey), Multimedia und Recht 2010, p. 596