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.