Kent Bressie | Partner and Head of International Practice
Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP | United States

Kent Bressie, Partner and Head of International Practice, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

Kent Bressie is a partner and head of international practice at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP in Washington, D.C.  Kent specializes in cross-border regulation of communications infrastructure, investment, and technology, including:  national security and investment reviews; telecoms licensing; environmental permitting; export controls and sanctions; market access; corporate and commercial transactions; and the law of the sea.  He works extensively in the undersea cable sector and has led various industry-wide regulatory-reform and cable-protection initiatives. He chairs the undersea cable working group of the U.S. FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council and the legal working group of the ITU-UNESCO IOC-WMO Joint Task Force on dual-purpose telecom-marine data cables.


Conference Day Two @ 11:00

New systems, new players: how will they be regulated?

Submarine Networks World T1
  • Emerging regulatory issues on the horizon
    • Lessons from the Jones Act – how can the industry take a more proactive stance in addressing such “threats”
    • What are the potential pitfalls or challenges for the industry with today’s governments increasingly implementing protectionism measures?
  • Commercial issues with open cables
    • What are the possible issues that regulators will be concerned over, and how can we minimise potential red tape?

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