Mr. C.G. Top



Karen advises and litigates in the area of environmental law, general administrative law and matters where public law and private law overlap. She regularly represents government authorities, developers and market parties in disputes on area developments and zoning plans that involve administrative law. She is well-versed in the Dutch Environment and Planning Act which (expected to) enter into force on January 1, 2022.

She regularly advises healthcare institutions and (associations of) medical professionals on matters including the Healthcare Quality, Complaints and Disputes Act and Healthcare Insurance Act. In these areas, she mainly focuses on the quality and supervision issues that can affect healthcare providers.

Karen can quickly develop a feeling for both the commercial and public interests of a case and uses pragmatic solutions. She is a committed and driven lawyer who is able to think from the client’s perspective and, applying her strong analytical skills, Karen manages to quickly get to the heart of complex issues.

While at university, Karen researched whether the Healthcare Quality, Complaints and Disputes Act offers adequate legal protection for healthcare institutions and whether the way food fraud is combated in the Netherlands conforms to European regulations. Karen has also gained experience in both the judiciary and the legal profession.


  • Member of VJOJ (Association of Young Real Estate Lawyers)


  • Specialization in criminal law, VU University Amsterdam (2018)
  • Specialization constitutional and administrative law, Utrecht University (2017)

Publications from Karen Top


Zorgaanbieders die zorg leveren vanuit de basisverzekering of een aanvullende verzekering, kunnen gefaseerd een maandelijkse continuïteitsbijdrage aanvragen bij de zorgverzekeraars via VECOZO. Lees er...

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