Kent Bressie is a partner and heads HWG’s international practice. He represents communications and technology companies and investors in wide variety of foreign and domestic regulatory, investment and national security matters.
Mr Bressie has extensive experience with the whole range of legal and regulatory issues affecting undersea cables, including: national security and investment reviews; telecoms licensing; corporate and commercial agreements and structuring of investments; environmental permitting; market access; and the law of the sea. He chairs the submarine cable protection working group of the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council.
Mr Bressie represents clients in policy, licensing, environmental permitting, and merger-review proceedings before the FCC, the Executive Branch, state and territorial regulators, and foreign governments. He has been admitted as expert and testified in federal court on US and foreign regulation.
Mr Bressie represents service providers, infrastructure owners, and investors in negotiating security agreements with Team Telecom and advises them on wiretapping and surveillance issues. He represents sellers and purchasers of telecommunications and defence-related businesses to obtain clearances from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Mr Bressie also advises them in market access, WTO, export control, and economic sanctions matters. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank regarding the impact of WTO commitments on economic development.