Charles Russell LLP

Andrew practices information technology, intellectual property and telecommunications law.  He regularly lectures on regulatory and commercial aspects of telecommunications, as well as on information technology, data protection and freedom of information issues.  In addition to extensive European Union experience, Andrew has advised on telecommunications issues in Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East.

Andrew has a particular interest in the Middle East.  As a teenager he lived for three years in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  He has acted as the Legal Affairs Director of the national telecommunications regulatory authority in Bahrain (the TRA), on secondment from Charles Russell.  As a result he lived in Bahrain for 6 months in 2005.  Andrew has provided training for personnel from a number of regional entities, including NTC (Sudan), TRA (UAE), Batelco, STC, Zain, QTel, Etisalat, and Thuraya. As well as acting for the TRA Bahrain since 2004, Andrew has experience of advising some of these and other licensed operators in the GCC.

Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Andrew was a Royal Air Force engineering officer.  He was a communications-electronics specialist, responsible for the maintenance of airfield radio, radar, telecommunications and information technology systems.

Andrew has both a BSc in Electronic Engineering and an LLB (First Class) from Southampton University.  Andrew qualified in 1999 and prior to joining Charles Russell in 2002 was a telecommunications regulatory lawyer at Clifford Chance.  He was made a partner in 2007.