Daniel Praetorius


"very serious and well prepared" Legal 500, 2014

LL.M., Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany
Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Chile

Daniel Praetorius concentrates his practice in 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 intervened in the development of compliance programs and in internal corporate investigations.

For many years Mr. Praetorius also practiced as a corporate attorney, advising clients on corporate, M&A and finance matters, experience which has become a useful complement to his litigation skills on complex economic disputes.

He previously worked at Bofill Mir & Álvarez Jana, Morales & Besa, in the Chilean National Prosecutor’s Office’s Money Laundering, Business and Organized Crime Special Unit and at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Frankfurt, Germany.

Mr. Praetorius received his law degree (J.D. equivalent) from the Universidad de Chile, summa cum laude. He obtained his LL.M. Degree, summa cum laude, at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany, studies that were sponsored by the Alβan Program of scholarships of study of High Level for Latin America implemented by the European Commission.

He is co-author of the work “Reforma Procesal Penal. Génesis, Historia Sistematizada y Concordancias. Código Procesal Penal”, published byEditorial Jurídica de Chile (2003).

Daniel Praetorius is a member of the Chilean Bar Association.

Languages: German and English.