Huawei’s Planned Lawsuit Against the U.S. Government Could Help It Gain Friends in the West, Experts Say
Government Contracts Partner Eric Crusius discussed with South China Morning Post on whether or not Huawei’s planned lawsuit against the U.S. will give other Western countries confidence to use its equipment. The U.S. government banned federal agencies from using Huawei's equipment after accusations that it has ties to the Chinese government and that its telecoms gear could be used for Chinese intelligence purposes.
“If Huawei wants to maintain a presence in the West, it has to assure its other customers that it was not worthy of the ban,” said Mr. Crusius. “The most efficient and impactful way it can do that is through a lawsuit so long as it has a legitimate basis to argue against the ban and its submissions to the courts are not frivolous.”