Karien Lagrouw


Karien is an all-round administrative law specialist with a special focus on real estate. Among others, she acts for (construction) companies, property developers, municipalities, legal entities and private individuals with questions and procedures concerning real estate.

Karien guides her clients through the entire process, from analysis and advice to permit applications and objection and appeal proceedings. She prefers to be involved in projects from the beginning and thinks along before decisions are made, thus avoiding time-consuming procedures.

Clients characterise Karien as practical and to the point. She listens well, delivers tailor-made solutions and devises litigation strategies in often complex administrative law.


Karien has particular knowledge of and experience with:

  • Property development and real estate: guidance from permit application to proceedings before the Administrative Law Division of the Council of State
  • Enforcement and sanctions: litigating over imposed sanctions such as an order for periodic penalty payments or a fine
  • The Bibob Act: guidance on completing Bibob forms and litigating on revoked or refused permits and subsidies
  • Environmental law: advising on a permit, environmental plan or nature protection
  • Grants: proceedings on denied grant applications, recoveries or funding
  • Wet open overheid: begeleiding van bezwaar- en beroepsprocedures over Woo-verzoeken
Work experience

Karien has worked in administrative law practice for over 18 years, 12 of which as a lawyer. She started as a researcher and lecturer at Leiden University, where she still lectures as a guest lecturer today. She soon switched to the legal profession, where she worked as an administrative law specialist at Boekel Dentons, Kennedy van der Laan and TeekensKarstens. Since 1 April, Karien has been a partner at Legaltree.



  • Member of VAR, Administrative Law Association
  • Member VMR, Environmental Law Association
  • Guest lecturer Administrative Law University of Leiden
  • (Deputy) chairman objections committee Schiedam

Administrative law, international and European law - Leiden University (2005)