During his studies, Thom learned that today's legal problems take little notice of national borders and the traditional distinction between the various fields of law. He believes that a lawyer who truly wants to understand these problems and solve them should have a similar mentality. With this in mind and with a penchant for international and European law, Thom has devoted his practice as a lawyer to cases at the intersection of criminal and civil law on the one hand and public international and European law on the other. For example, cross-border criminal cases but also civil and administrative law cases with European or international law aspects.
In addition to his work as a lawyer, Thom regularly lectures and teaches courses. For example, on the impact of European law in everyday criminal practice, compliance with Dutch anti-money laundering legislation (Wwft) and the implications of human rights and sanctions for professionals and businesses. Thom is a member of the Association of Cassation Lawyers in Criminal Cases (VCAS) and the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA).
Thom was admitted to the bar in 2010. He has been a partner at JahaeRaymakers since 2017.
Thom's clients include companies, (semi)public authorities, professionals and administrators both from the Netherlands home and abroad.