Case Study; Huffington Post

Del Canto advises Huffington Post on a joint venture with the Integral Media Group to launch HuffPost Arabi.

The Commercial Driver

We acted as leading counsel for the founder and owner of the Huffington Post Arianna Huffington, advising on all legal implications of a joint venture between the Huffington Post and the Integral Media Group and to publish HuffPost Arabi.


How Del Canto Chambers delivered value

With Del Canto’s combined knowledge of both the Arab region and our sector expertise in global digital media strategies, we were able to facilitate the agreement and manage the joint venture from beginning to end.

This included managing diverse cultural differences, business approaches, and keeping negotiations on track. Our team advised on the legal regulations, the structure of the joint venture and tax implications. This incorporated solving the complexities of launching a media platform such as the Huffington Post simultaneously in over 20 Arab countries each with different legislation.

The Result

The HuffPost Arabi platform was the first-of-its-kind online news site targeting the entire Arab World of 377 million people living in 22 countries. The deal increased Huffington Post’s Arabic readership and associated advertising revenues.