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HSBC documents revealed in Huawei extradition battle

The documents, which Ms Meng’s lawyers had opposed making public, consist of hundreds of pages including emails and risk assessments by the bank relating to its work with Huawei. It shows the bank clearly valued the work but was aware of reputational and other risks linked to allegations against eh company. They appear to show questions were asked about the company’s activities in Iran, including in the wake of news reports about Skycom. HSBC note in one email that Skycom’s director used a Huawei email address and in on one email an HSBC employee says Huawei have said they ‘try to comply with all sanctions’, adding “I am pretty much reassured on the issue.”