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29 July 2013: The Financial Times has appointed Dan Guildford as its general counsel, responsible for managing the FT’s legal and company secretariat team. Guildford takes up the role on 5 August and will play a vital role in offering robust and innovative advice on the FT’s global legal affairs.
Guildford joined the FT as senior legal counsel in January 2010. Prior to this he spent more than a decade working for law firms Pinsent Masons and Dewey & LeBoeuf, as well as in-house with Vue Entertainment Limited.
The FT’s chief financial officer Tas Viglatzis said: “I am delighted to welcome Dan as FT general counsel. He has an excellent track record managing clients in numerous parts of the business, negotiating and advising on a range of complex services, licensing and IT agreements.
“Since joining the FT, Dan has notably assisted on the acquisition of the web technologies company Assanka (now FT Labs), established the legal framework for the FT Non-Executive Director Diploma and was instrumental in establishing a Belfast Legal team to support the FT’s corporate content licensing and conferences and events divisions.”
Guildford will manage a team of 12 legal and compliance professionals based in London, Belfast, Manila and New York.
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