Mr. Khatlawala has pursed his law and solicitorship from Mumbai and is an advocate since 1977. His area of practice includes Real Estate i.e due diligence, structuring and documentation, banking and project finance i.e recovery proceedings and documentation for consortium finance by banks and institutions, litigation, arbitration and dispute resolutions relating to commercial disputes, Constitutional matters, etc. Mr. Khatlawala has been actively representing Government and Semi-government bodies such as LIC, MMRDA, SSC Board, CIDCO, MIDC, MSEB, MSRTC, etc. His clientele further includes reputed business houses, power and infrastructure companies, pharmaceuticals, shipping and mining companies, etc. he also has an international clientele who are advised on joint ventures, collaborations, technology transfer, IPR, etc.