Ebad is an experienced corporate lawyer with deep technology industry knowledge, counselling leading financial institutions, retailers and other organizations spanning sectors in their outsourcing, transactional and other commercial work.
Ebad’s diverse technology practice includes advising on technology contracting, outsourcing and general commercial agreements, as well as on software development, cloud computing and procurement matters. He also counsels clients on sponsorship, licensing and naming rights agreements, frequently sought out by corporate sponsors to advise on how best to structure their sponsorship arrangements to maximize their return on investment.
Ebad heads Torys’ Payments and Cards practice and supports clients in the acquisition and development of card programs, payment systems and mobile payment solutions, as well as related outsourcing arrangements.
Clients characterize him as ‘smart, efficient, helpful and always available to discuss issues.’
—Chambers Canada, 2021
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Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in information technology
Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in information technology
The Legal 500—Next generation partner in technology
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in privacy and data security law
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in technology transactions and computer & IT law
Prior to his law career, Ebad worked in the software industry developing database applications for a company that specialized in electronic tolling systems. He also has direct knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, having worked as legal counsel on secondment at GlaxoSmithKline.