As an Advocate & Solicitor of unparalleled distinction, Stuti’s journey remains a blend of academic brilliance, and an exceptional career trajectory. Her student life was marked by consistent merit ranks, culminating into a stellar LL.M. (Intellectual Property and Information Technology Laws) from Mumbai University, where she emerged as one of the top performers. Remarkably, she seized the title of India’s youngest solicitor by acing one of the nation’s most grueling examinations on her first attempt—an accomplishment that underscored her prodigious legal acumen. Her illustrious career was further adorned by the prestigious “Nari-Ratna” award, bestowed upon her by the late Honorable Home Minister, Shri R R Patil, in 2007.
Specializing in the intricate domain of luxury retail law, Stuti embodies sophistication and adeptly navigates this niche sector with finesse. Her distinction as the recipient of the “Luxury Retail Lawyer of the Year 2023” award from APAC Insider – Legal Awards showcases her unrivaled expertise, recognized across the expansive Asia-Pacific region. Currently, she serves as a Partner at Khaitan & Co, a preeminent full-service law firm in India.
Diverse Legal Skills
Within her practice areas encompassing mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, India entry strategies, technology collaborations, commercial contracts, and corporate laws, Stuti orchestrates a symphony of legal skills. Her elaborate portfolio spans diverse sectors such as retail, hospitality, e-commerce, construction, manufacturing, automobiles, and services, prominently featuring cross-border complexities. Notably, her clientele includes the crests of luxury fashion and retail worldwide, establishing her stature as a trusted legal advisor and board member for esteemed international companies.
Stuti’s impact transcends legal boardrooms—her counsel extends to shaping governmental policies for fostering business ease in India. A sought-after authority, she regularly advises various government departments and guides foreign enterprises seeking to establish a footprint in India. Her expertise is a cornerstone in global business dialogues, evident through her engagements with international embassies and trade organizations, where she imparts invaluable insights on Indian market entry strategies.
Recognized for her invaluable contributions, Stuti earned the Certificate of Appreciation from the World Bank Group for three consecutive years (2019-21) for her role in the “Doing Business in India” reports. Her expertise was also recognized by the Government of Cyprus, inviting her as an esteemed guest to share pivotal legal perspectives at the invest in Cyprus event.
Beyond her legal intellect, Stuti’s voice resonates across prestigious national and international publications. Her insights grace the pages of renowned magazines/publications like the American Bar Association, Asia Business Law Journal, Expert Guide, and Retail Week’s ‘Retail’s Top Global Hotspots’ report, among others. Her opinions/views are frequently covered in leading newspapers such as the Economic Times, Business World, Midday, Mint, cementing her authority in legal circles.
Amidst her formidable achievements, Stuti remains a compassionate advocate for animal welfare, actively engaging in various social causes dear to her heart.