João Daniel Rassi is the head partner of the criminal department of Siqueira Castro Advogados. He holds a specialisation in criminal law at Salamanca University, Spain, has received a master’s degree in criminal law from University of São Paulo (USP) and has a doctorate in both criminal law and criminal procedure law from USP.

Throughout more than 20 years working as criminal lawyer, Mr Rassi has participated as defence counsel in a series of media cases, in areas connected to business activities, such as criminal proceedings involving the environment, the tax and fiscal system, the financial and capital markets, intellectual property, antitrust and consumer relations, as well as combating corporate and compliance fraud. His professional experience includes negotiations of successfully concluded collaboration agreements with the Brazilian Office of Prosecutor General.

Mr Rassi has been listed by Chambers and Partners, Latin Lawyers and Análise Advocacia as one of the most respected lawyers in Brazil and Latin America in the area of criminal law and dispute resolution regarding white-collar crimes.