As a criminal defence lawyer, Tamara Buruma focuses on international criminal cases with a political component. She handles cases of non-violent activism, and has specialised in all fields of international criminal law. She has represented clients suspected of genocide, war crimes or piracy, and often represents persons whose extradition is being sought. As an expert in the field of anti-terrorism measures, she acts both as a defence lawyer in criminal cases and as counsel in (European) administrative cases regarding sanction regimes. She uses her extensive knowledge of European criminal and sanction law in complex fraud and money-laundering cases as well. In her work, she combines thorough investigation of the facts with well-founded legal arguments. She's not afraid to question existing case law and elicit new interpretations. To this end, she also represents clients in front of the Court of Cassation (Supreme Court), as well as the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights. She is a partner since 2017.
Tamara regularly teaches in the topics in which she specialises. She is also often asked as a panellist or speaker for symposia.