Ebad's practice focuses on technology contracting, outsourcing, sponsorship arrangements and general commercial agreements. He also regularly advises his clients in respect of software development, cloud computing and procurement matters. Ebad's clients include financial institutions, insurance companies, retail companies and government entities.
His practice also focuses on sponsorship, licensing and naming rights agreements. He regularly advises corporate sponsors on how best to structure their sponsorship arrangements to maximize their return on investment.
Ebad heads Torys’ Payments and Cards practice.
Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in information technology (2020-2021)
Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in information technology (2021)
The Legal 500 Canada—Next generation lawyer in technology (2020-2021)
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in privacy and data security law (2021)
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in technology transactions and computer & IT law (2019-2021)
Before joining Torys, Ebad practised at a large intellectual property firm, where he gained experience in all areas of intellectual property law. Prior to law school, he also gained experience working in the software industry developing database applications for a company that specialized in electronic tolling systems.
Ebad also worked as legal counsel at GlaxoSmithKline on secondment.
Memberships and Affiliations
Ebad is a member of the IT.Can Law Association, the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and the Toronto Intellectual Property Group. He is also on the Advisory Board for Practical Law Canada’s Commercial Transaction Module.