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The Team

Who We Are

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Vishakha Joshi


Corporate & Commercial Laws

Adv. Vishakha Joshi is the founder of Prospero Legal Services, and a Transactional lawyer with over 15 years of experience in the financial and legal domain. She caters to clients across the globe with respect to cross-border transactions, fund-raises, lending transactions and trade laws.

Vishakha is proficient in structuring transactions, business concepts while considering implications under data privacy laws and industry-specific regulatory requirement. She has immense experience in immense experience in matters related to securities, fintech, foreign exchange, NBFC-related laws, cross-border transactions, tender reviews, lending transactions, data privacy, web3, and gaming matters. 

She further advises on project finance and corporate finance matters such as term loans, restated transactions, guarantees, multi-partite agreements; and actively contributes to the dialogue on green-tech, green-bonds, DAOs, dApps, and DeFi.

Rutwik Rao

Affiliate Partner

Intellectual Property Laws & Deep Tech

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Rutwik Kishan Rao is an Engineer turned Lawyer from IIT Kharagpur specializing in Corporate, Technology & Media Laws. He's a Patent Agent, Trademark Attorney and Practices before the Bombay High Court and NCLT.


Rutwik has a deep understanding of the tech industry, which results unparalleled practical legal advise to clients, especially in the manufacturing, fintech and deep-tech industries. He regularly represents and advises multinational companies and startups on Intellectual Property Laws and Legal Strategy in sectors ranging from Pharmaceutical, Robotics, IT/ITES, AgriTech, FinTech, Automobile, Design, Electronics, Crypto and Gaming.

He is currently serving as a Member, IPR Cell Committee at the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. He regularly guides clients in creating innovations, while helping them leverage their IP to maximise their value.

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Karan Sarawagi

Affiliate Partner

Indirect Tax Laws

Karan Sarawagi is a qualified Lawyer and Chartered Accountant, extensively engaged in the field of Taxation and allied laws.
With over decade of experience, Karan brings to the table a deep understanding of legal, regulatory and taxation matters. Karan is often called upon for his expertise and advice relating to taxation (Customs, GST, State Excise, Foreign trade, Income tax), and regulatory matters including white collar crimes investigated by the CBI and Directorate of Enforcement (ED).

He has extensive experience in providing advisory and litigation assistance including hand-holding during investigations and special circumstances. Karan has represented clients before adjudicating authorities, Tribunals, High Courts and also assisted in Supreme Court matters.

Sanika Kulkarni

Affiliate Partner

Employment Laws & Legal Process Outsourcing

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Adv. Sanika Kulkarni is an expert in the legal process management, legal outsourcing, and employment practise. 

She has a rich experience in standardizing documentation for large organisations and seamlessly managing their contracts, while addressing that arise from time-to-time. She ensures that her clients are due-diligence ready, while addressing any contractual issues in course of execution.

Moreover, Sanika specialises in drafting crisp and customized, industry-specific employee handbooks to suit the requirements of the clients. She regularly advises on matters of sexual harassment at work place, employee compensation and benefits, leave entitlements, wage regulations, senior management hiring and exits, closure of businesses, diligences and employee transfers in business acquisitions, structuring varying forms of employment contracts, arrangements with contract workers, separation and exit documentation.

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