Zahra Boufadiss LL.M.

During her study, Zahra Boufadiss worked for the Stichting Strafrechtswinkel (criminal law foundation) in Amsterdam and underwent traineeships for various law firms in Amsterdam. She subsequently graduated in criminal law with terrorism as her speciality.

Since 2015, she has been working at Van Essen Lawyers as a criminal lawyer where she has worked on and assisted in various high-profile and complex, as well as less complex, criminal proceedings. Boufadiss has broad experience in inter alia homicide cases, violent offences, drugs cases and vice cases.

Boufadiss distinguishes herself through her analytical thinking, the trust she invokes in her relationships with clients, and her friendly but fearless attitude in the courtroom.

Zahra can be reached by e-mail on
By telephone on +31 (0)20 3080085 or in emergencies on +31 (0)6 14180927


  • General criminal law
  • Homicide and other violent offences
  • Offences under the Opium Act
  • Human trafficking
  • Money laundering
  • Criminal organisations


  • Netherlands Bar Association