Dr. Natascha Freund, LL.M.

Legal, HR and Administration

Dr. Natascha Freund was Born in Vienna in 1971. After completing her law studies (1991-1997) and a post-graduate course in European law (LL.M), Dr. Natascha Freund worked in the telecommunications, unfair competition and regulatory law department of Telekom Austria AG, Vienna. During this period, she dealt with telecommunications and unfair competition law, as well as regulatory agendas, and oversaw every aspect of the market presence of Telekom Austria AG. Hereby, Dr. Freund also attended to all matters concerning the Act Against Unfair Competition. In addition, she contributed to the formulation of standard business conditions and contracts, and to product development. In 2006, while employed by Telekom Austria AG, she was awarded her doctor's degree in legal science.

Thereafter she worked as a trainee lawyer for the law firm Fellner, Wratzfeld und Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH.

In 2008 Dr. Freund joined the competition regulation team of Rundfunk- und Telekom Regulierungs- GmbH, where she conducted market analysis and interconnection procedures. Her field of work also encompassed number porting and roaming. The English skills acquired by Dr. Freund while pursuing her legal career – she holds the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English of the Cambridge Institute in Vienna – are now benefiting SBR-net Consulting AG, where she has been working as a legal expert since 2012.

Furthermore, Dr. Freund works as a psychological counsellor - www.copala.at.

Education/Career

Education

1991 to 1997 University of Vienna: Study of Law
1997 to 1999 Danube University Krems: Post-Graduate Studies of European Law (LL.M)
2004 to 2006 University of Vienna: PhD
2009 to 2011 Team Winter: Psychological Counsellor
2011 to 2012 Team Winter: Family Counsellor
2015 to 2017 Brehms Imago: Imago Professional Facilitator

Career

1999 to 2007 Telekom Austria AG, Vienna: Legal Department Competiton Law
2007 to 2008 Kanzlei Fellner, Wratzfeld Attorneys-at-Law: Lawyer
2008 to 2012 RTR GmbH: Competition Lawyer
From 2012 SBR-net Consulting: Legal, HR, Administration
From 2012 Copala: Entrepreneur
From 2012 Hilfwerk Niederösterreich: Psychological and legal counsellor
2014 to 2016 Frauenforum Gänserndorf: Psychological and legal counsellor

Publications

Journals

  • Freund, Natascha (2012), Nummernübertragungsverordnung 2012, in: Medien und Recht
  • Freund, Natascha (2007), Die Umsetzung der Richtlinie über unlautere Geschäftspraktiken in das UWG - Was bringt die UWG-Novelle 2007 Neues?, in: Medien und Recht 03/07
  • Freund, Natascha (2002), Die Praxis der Regulierung von Terminierungsentgelten in der Telekommunikation, in: CR 8/2002
  • Freund, Natascha (2002), Regulatory Concepts for fixed-to-fixed and fixed-to-mobile Interconnection Rates in the European Union, in: Communications & Strategies 46/2002 
  • Freund, Natascha (2001), Erwartungen an die Effizienz der Einführung eines Bundeskommunikationssenates als Art. 133 Z 4 B-VG Behörde, in: JRP 9/2004
  • Freund, Natascha (2001), Die Neuorganisation der Regulierung für Telekommunikation und Medien in Österreich, in: MMR 12/2001

Conference Papers

  • Freund, Natascha (2001), The evolution from sector-specific regulation towards competition law in EU telecom markets from 1997 to 2011 - Different effects in practical implementation, (ITS Regional Conference 2011, Budapest
  • Freund, Natascha (2002), Regulatory Concepts for fixed-to-fixed and fixed-to-mobile Interconnection Rates in the European Union, (ITS Regional Conference 2002, Madrid)
  • Freund, Natascha (2002), Regulatory Concepts for fixed-to-fixed and fixed-to-mobile Interconnection Rates in the European Union, (17th European Communications Policy Research Conference CPR 2002, Barcelona)
  • Freund, Natascha (2001), The proposed SMP-concept of the European Commission and its implications on the regulation in the Member States, (ITS Regional Conference 2001, Dublin)

Authorship

  • Freund, Natascha (2009), UWG in Fallbeispielen, quartalsmäßige Ergänzungslieferungen
  • Freund, Natascha (2007), UWG in Fallbeispielen, WEKA-Verlag 2007
  • Freund, Natascha (2006), Der Telekommunikationssektor zwischen sektorspezifischem und allgemeinem Wettbewerbsrecht, Dissertation, EUL-Verlag, Köln 2006
  • Ruhle, E.-O.; Freund, N.;  Kronegger, Dieter; Schwarz, Maria: Das neue österreichische Telekommunikations- und Rundfunkrecht, Verlag Medien & Recht, Wien 2004

Miscellaneous

  • Regelmäßige Inhouse-Seminare zu UWG und UrhG
  • Co-Referentin zum Thema "UWG-Update" im Rahmen einer Vortragsreihe "Recht aktuell" von Business Circle
  • Schwarze Liste, Beitrag zur UWG-Novelle 2007, Artikel in "Der Standard" am 19.10.2007, Beilage "Wirtschafts und Recht"
  • Für WErbung ist das Tor der EURO zu klein, Artikel in "Der Standard" am 26.9.2007
  • Co-Referentin zum Thema "Rechtssicher werben" im Rahmen einer Vortragsreihe "Effizientes Marketing" von Business Circle
  • Gewährleistung des Rechts auf Datenschutz durch Schengen und Europol, Masterthese