Andrew Sharpe is Legal Counsel at Orange Business Services providing support to Africa and the Middle East region of the Emerging Markets Division. Previously he was Head of LexisPSL Commercial. He has particular experience in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors. He regularly lectures on data protection, freedom of information and various IT and telecommunications regulatory issues. He qualified at Taylor Wessing in 1999, and spent time at Clifford Chance and Blake Lapthorn before joining Charles Russell. He was a partner at Charles Russell from 2007.
He co-authored a chapter in the Freedom of Information Handbook (second edition, 2008) as well as two chapters in the Commercial Law Handbook (2009) published by the Law Society. He contributed a chapter to the third edition of Telecommunications Law and Regulation in 2009. He is a regular contributor of articles to Privacy and Data Protection Journal, Freedom of Information Journal and Computer Law & Security Report.