Huawei Australia has appointed law firm Xenophon-Davis as its new strategic counsel tasked with helping to defend our company locally against malicious and false attacks designed to cause us reputational damage.
Working with our existing Corporate Affairs team Xenophon-Davis will help us challenge false and misleading statements made about Huawei by entities with strong vested interests and will also help provide a more fact-based conversation in the national media.
We hope that their appointment will ensure that Australians are given the truth and factual information about Huawei rather than lies and slurs driven by conflicts of interest.
Xenophon-Davis is headed up by former Federal Parliamentary Senator Nick Xenophon and former investigative journalist Mark Davis who worked on high profile programs on the SBS and ABC including Dateline and Four Corners.
Jeremy Mitchell, Huawei Australia Director of Corporate and Public Affairs said:
“We are delighted to have Xenophon-Davis join the Huawei Australia team as our new strategic counsel.
“Xenophon-Davis will provide us with crucial assistance as we seek to defend ourselves against malicious attacks from entities intent on causing us reputational damage.
“The Huawei Australia staff are proud of the contribution they have made to the Australian economy over the past 15 years.
“Every smear against Huawei is also a smear against our hard working staff and we want to make sure the important discussion around Cyber Security is based on facts and not baseless innuendo that is unfortunately dominating the current discussion.
“We owe it to our staff and our customers to push back against these baseless and sensationalized slurs on our good work and history.”