Daniel Praetorius focuses on securities, regulatory and white-collar crime litigation. He has broad experience representing clients in criminal cases related to business activities and anti-corruption regulations as well as in securities enforcement proceedings. He has also been involved in the development of compliance programmes and has conducted internal corporate investigations.
For many years, Mr Praetorius also practised as a corporate attorney, advising clients on corporate, mergers and acquisitions and finance matters, experience that usefully complements his litigation skills on complex economic disputes.
He previously worked at Bofill Mir & Álvarez Jana, Morales & Besa, the Chilean National Prosecutor’s Office’s Money Laundering, Business and Organised Crime Special Unit and at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Frankfurt, Germany.
Mr Praetorius received his law degree (JD equivalent) from Universidad de Chile, summa cum laude. He obtained his LLM degree, summa cum laude, at Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany, studies that were sponsored by the ALBAN programme of high-level scholarships for Latin American students implemented by the European Commission. He is co-author of the book Reforma Procesal Penal. Génesis, Historia Sistematizada y Concordancias. Código Procesal Penal, published by Editorial Jurídica de Chile (2003).