Constangy attorney Chris Deubert was quoted in a Nov. 7 Law360 article on “What Ye’s Business Breakups Mean for General Counsel.”

The article discusses the recent end of the corporate relationship between Adidas and Ye, formerly known as Kanye West. The article also analyzes sponsorship agreements. “Sponsorship agreements also typically contain lists of obligations for the parties involved, such as social media posts, cross-branding, website mentions and signage in a stadium,” said Deubert in the article.

Deubert also discussed “large companies earlier this year dropp[ing] major sponsorships with most of the golfers who left the PGA Tour to participate in the controversial Saudi-financed LIV Golf series.”

"Either their contracts required them to play on the PGA Tour … or the sponsor made the decision that it is no longer in our interest to be aligned with you while you are participating on the LIV Golf Tour.”

Deubert is an attorney with more than twelve years of experience at law firms, in-house, and in academia, with extensive expertise in sports, litigation, and labor and employment. He previously operated as a solo practitioner, representing mostly clients in the sports industry, including but not limited to professional sports teams and athletes, sports agents, a sports marketing agency, and an NFT-related sports start-up. Deubert assisted clients with litigation, league matters, employment, transactional matters, corporate governance, corporate formation, intellectual property, sports betting, and more. Deubert frequently speaks on and publishes articles on topics including, labor relations and employment.

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