Huawei Technologies has signed Squire Patton Boggs for matters concerning economic sanctions, trade and export controls.

The US in May put the Chinese telecommunications on the "entity list" over national security concerns, which means American companies need a special license to sell components and parts to Huawei.

President Trump on Sept. 4 called the company “a big concern for our military, of our intelligence agencies and we are not doing business with Huawei.”

Huawei on Sept. 3 alleged that the US government launched a cyberattack on it and has pressured its employees to turn against it, according to the New York Times.

SPB’ partners Jack Deschauer, head of the aerospace, defense & government services practice and former director of Senate affairs at the Pentagon; Ed Newberry, chief of the public policy, investigatory & regulatory practice, and Jeff Turner, who advises clients on Committee on Foreign Investment in the US reviews, represent Huawei.