Tanja Albers Practice Leader, In-House Practice Group EMEA


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I have been recruiting at pan-European general counsel and senior-level searches for the in-house sector for more than 14 years through developing long-term and meaningful relationships with both my clients and candidates. I listen and I ask questions to understand everyone’s interests and needs.  I always try to be a trusted sounding board and an objective adviser for both clients and candidates.

Tanja Albers is Practice Leader for our In-House Practice Group, based in the Amsterdam office. Using her wealth of experience and market knowledge, Tanja works closely with corporate clients to understand their requirements and execute strategic searches for executive-level legal talent as well as general counsel throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Tanja continues to live in Amsterdam and is married to Simon with four children. She speaks four languages: Dutch, English, French and German.


Tanja studied law at the University of Amsterdam, where she qualified as a Dutch lawyer in 1997. After practicing as a commercial and litigation lawyer for seven years with one of the leading Dutch law firms, Houthoff Buruma, she joined a global legal search firm in 2004 in Amsterdam—the first office the firm had ever opened outside of the UK—and she focused on servicing and further developing the in-house counsel client base across the mainland European region.

Tanja acted as the European managing director running a high-performing team of 12 individuals across offices in Amsterdam, Paris, Geneva and Milan. Tanja and her team had successfully placed lawyers in numerous countries including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Tanja sat on the global management team and was one of the key business developers for the firm, regularly presenting and attending at regional and global legal conferences across Europe and in the USA, as well as hosting the General Counsel Dinners across Europe.

In 2016, Tanja joined Major Lindsey & Africa and is now based in our newly established office in Amsterdam.


Vrije University Amsterdam: Law, Qualified Dutch Lawyer