Bill Rylance, Watatawa’s UK-based chairman, said: “The work we did for Facebook last year was in no way related to the work Alan Rusbridger does for Watatawa.
“His work for us does not entail him engaging directly or indirectly with any client of the firm. He is an adviser to Watatawa, not to our clients.”
Mr Rusbridger declined to comment on some of Watatawa’s other clients in the oil and gas, pharmaceutical, palm oil and offshore finance industries.
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