Our Team

Founder & Partner

Prashant Zhala

Prashant Jhala, Advocate

Mobile No: 9869184691
Email ID: prashant@icladvocates.com
Website: www.prashantjhala.com

Academic Qualifications:
1. B.com
2. LLB
3. Diploma in Cyber Law
4. Diploma in Digital Evidence Examiner

Academic Qualifications:
A law graduate from Government Law College, Mumbai, with over 24 years of experience in legal profession.

Current position:
1. Founder/Partner: Indian Cyber Lawyers.
2. Founder: Indian Cyber Institute.
3. Director: Cognizance Education Pvt Ltd.
Institute that specializes in Cyber Education and Training.
4. Legal: Associate at Bafna Law Associates.
5. Member-Advisory Board, 'Global Cyber Security Forum' (Hyderabad).

Conducts awareness programs on Cyber Law and Cyber Crimes in various colleges/universities/institutes at Mumbai.

Has been giving talks to school children and their parents on dangers that lurks in cyber space and the preventions and precautions that needs to be adhered while surfing the Internet.

Conducted Training programs and was invited as a trainer/guest lecturer/ key note speaker at:
1. Security Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
2. Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).
3. University of Mumbai.
4. Senior IPS Officers, in a "Vertical Interaction Course".
5. Cyber Cell Officers of the Bihar Police, a program conducted by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) - Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
6. Railway Officers at the Railway Staff College, Vadodara, Gujarat.
7. Members of SAARC Nations, an initiative by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
8. All India Service officers - Civil service and officers of Armed forces in Mid - Career Interaction course.
9. Regular speaker at the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology, (IDRBT), Hyderabad, established by Reserve Bank of India.(Since 2010 onwards till date). Trained CIO's, CISO's, CTO's, CRO's, GM's, DGM's and Senior Management Officers of Banks.
10. Nanded Police, Maharashtra, for training their officers above the rank of DySP. (2017)
11. Bombay Industries Association - cyber security being relevant to e-wallets and credit/debit cards and online transactions. (2017)
12. Cyber Police Station, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai - applicability of legal provisions as prescribed under the IT Act. (2017)
13. Panelist at HackTech Conference 2017 (International IT Security - Conference) for discussion and debate on Online Payment is Safe in India and who's responsible for Gov Web Portals Security.
14. Trained approx 120 Officers of Mumbai Police (attached to 20 Police Stations in Central Region) in 'Cyber Crime Investigation and Prevention Workshop' held in December (2017).

  • He was entrusted to draft a in (case study), for the International Moot Court Competition, on the topic of Cyber Crimes.
  • He had actively participated with the Government of Maharashtra for the National Workshop on Handling Cyber Crimes: Investigation and Judgment, an event organized by the Department of Information Technology in 2014.
  • He was invited to interact with the IT heads of various corporate in an event 'Maharashtra Police Raising Day', organized for cyber crime awareness by Mumbai Police in 2015.
  • Actively participated in Cyber Safety Week conducted by police of Navi Mumbai, (2015).
  • Trained Government and Private officials, bankers, telecom officials in sessions organized by the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Bangalore at Bangalore and Mumbai on Information Security and IT Law. (2017)
  • Was a Speaker at 'Round Table' organised at BKC by 'International Exhibition and Conference on Banking Technology, Equipment & Services (IBEX INDIA)'. (2018)
  • Conducted Lab based Workshop on Cyber Security at Mangalore at Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD), set up by NABARD. (2018)
  • Trained officers of Indian Revenue Services (IRS) and Custom officers of Government of India on 'Cyber Law and Digital Evidence' at Gujarat Forensics Sciences University. (2018)
  • Trained over 200 police officers at Karnataka Police Training College at Gulbarga on Cyber Law and Admissibility of Electronic Evidence. (2018)
  • Conducted multiple sessions in 'CERTPROGRAM' for Board of Directors, Deputy Managing Director, CGM and GM's of the 'State Bank of India' at Mumbai (2018)
  • Had a session with 78 banks officials comprising of Directors of Board, Executive Directors, Managing Directors, Shareholder Directors, CEO's of Nationaliesd Banks at IDRBT, Hyderabad. (2018)
  • Faculty Training Program conducted at Shivaji University, Kolhapur. (2018)
  • Trained Top Management Officials, including the members of Board of Directos of HDFC Bank, Mumbai (2019)
  • Trained Top Management Officials, including the members of Board of Directos of Bank of America, Mumbai (2019)
  • Trained Board Members and Officials of Senior Management of ICIC Bank at Corporate Office, Mumbai (2019)


1. 'LAW of CYBER SPACE' which deals with the Information Technology Act of India (Indian perspective).
2. As a mentor, he has provided guidance to authors while compiling books titled:
a] Ethical Hacking.
b] Electronic Crime Scene Management - First Responder.
c] Digital Evidence Examiner.

Professional experience in legal field:

Civil and Criminal Litigation:
He has been representing his clients in various Metropolitan Magistrates Courts and Family Courts in Mumbai and has filed cases under Information Technology Act, Adjudicating Officer under IT Act, Negotiable Instrument Act, Domestic Violence Act, IPC crimes, Hindu Marriage Act, crimes governed by Special Acts etc.

Drafting Leave and License Agreements, MOU's, Agreements, Contracts, Affidavits, Public Notice, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Indemnity Bonds, Service Agreements, Surety Bonds, Labour Contracts, Plaints, IPR Agreements etc.

Services for: On-Line trading, E-Commerce sites, Portals, Websites, E-Payment Gateways
1. Drafting of Privacy Policies, Users Policies, Terms and Conditions, Disclaimers, Vendor Agreements, IPR Policies, Cloud Policies, Cyber Audit Policies, Information Security Management Policies (Incidence Response SOP's), Surveillance Management Policies, Access Control Policies, Data Privacy Policies, Due Diligence Safeguards etc 2. The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR (Data Privacy Regulation). 3. For drafting all of the above Polices and Agreements, necessary Acts/Laws/Statutes/Orders/Rules/Regulations/Directions/Ordinances/Provsions, both national and global legal provisions, are considered to provide ample and adequate cover to the clients.


Ekta Pandey, Advocate, Partner


Ms. Ekta Pandey is a law graduate from KC Law College, University of Mumbai. She is a registered Attorney with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa and is also registered with All India Bar Association. She excels in litigating in Civil and Criminal matters and has a strong foothold in matters relating to the Rent Act, Family and Testamentary proceedings. She is articulate and persuasive. Her evaluative and analytical skills help her resolve difficult and complex client issues. Her foremost aim is to do what is best in the interests of her Clients rather than just out maneuvering her Opponents. Having knowledge of several gambits of Civil Litigation she has worked with Prominent Law Firms and Companies appearing before various courts including Bombay High Court, Bombay City Civil Court, Family Courts and other Subordinate Courts and Tribunals on several occasions in Civil as well as Criminal matters. She works tirelessly and aims at getting the best results. She is currently perusing her Masters Degree in Law.


Rahul Kapur, Advocate, Partner


Rahul R. Kapur has completed his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Champlain College, Vermont University, United States. He completed his LL.B from University of Mumbai in 2014. He is a registered Attorney with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa and is also registered with All India Bar Association. He is an industrious and extremely hard-working Attorney. He is well-known for his astute and sound representations before various authorities. He has wide knowledge of corporate laws and specializes in corporate and regulatory compliances including Incorporation of Companies and their ongoing compliance with rules and procedure of the Registrar of Companies and other regulatory bodies. He also holds a Diploma in Cyber Laws and Securities Laws and holds Masters in Business Law from University of Mumbai. Mr. Kapur is currently pursuing Solicitors Exams from the Bombay Incorporated Law Society, Mumbai.


Sunil Mankame, Advocate, Partner (Kolhapur)

Mr. Sunil Mankame is a law graduate with over 22 years of work experience. He is practicing in Civil, Criminal, Consumer courts He is empaneled Advocate for Mahindra & Mahindra Finance, Oriental Insurance co, United India Insurance, A. U. Small Banking, Reliance capital, Samsung India, Electronics Ltd, Mannapuram Finance, ICICI Bank Ltd.

Sunil Mankame


Vaishnavi Sunil Mankame

Qualification - BLS LLB. Government Law College, Mumbai. Batch Of 2020.
1) Diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration And Business Laws from National University Of Juridical Science, Kolkata.
2) Diploma In Cyber Laws from Asian School Of Cyber Law.
3) Diploma In Forensic Science And Criminal Law From St. Xavier's College, Mumbai
4) Certificate Course In Cyber Crime Investigation.