BLO stands for Boustany Law Offices: it is one of the leading firms in the Middle East, that has proved since more than 120 years to be a pioneer in globalizing the legal profession through establishing and being present not only in the Middle East and Europe, but also in North-Africa, the Gulf Countries and more recently in North-America and South-East Asia.
Since its establishment, BLO has been the adviser of governmental institutions and a large number of international companies as well as influential and ruling families.
Beginning with the 50's, BLO has provided legal consultancies for European, US and Japanese compa- nies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Abu-Dhabi, Sharjah, Ras-El-Khaima, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait in general legal matters and particularly in Oil and Gas, Civil Works, Dredging and Banking.
BLO whose main founders and partners are eminent law professors became a full-service law office proud to provide high caliber of legal services and advice to cater for the needs of its clients and help contribute in their commercial success.
BLO has developed a dynamic concept that lies in the ability of its dedicated team to render legal ser- vices and advice whilst maintaining a balance between continuously pursuing a creative innovation, and adapting with the clients' legal needs in a quality-driven, cost-effective and timely-manner. Moreover, BLO which is currently well established in Beirut, Paris and Brussels, has sustained a close work relation- ship with select top-notch law offices in many important business capitals around the World.
Level of competence
We, at BLO, besides having amongst our founders and partners Law Professors, are known for recruiting lawyers that have a superior academic profile and/or considerable professional accomplishments. We therefore, pride ourselves on providing our clients with premium legal services, enabling our clients of various countries to maintain a legally-healthy and prosperous ongoing business. This allows us to constantly build-up a solid reputation in this respect.
Consistent with the vision of our founders, we have always set our own rules of conduct in view of respecting the principle of confidentiality and the applicable rules and laws of the legal profession. Consequently, we have always built and maintained a distinguished professional and ethical relationship with our clients. The latter, being of paramount importance especially in a region that can be perceived as an area of conflict of interests.
Throughout the years, BLO has committed to value openness and aimed for total tolerance for human and legal diversity. Having a worldwide activity, the firm became geared with globally minded lawyers from different nationalities, who were able to work and adapt - should the need be - in the countries where BLO and the interests of its clients are present.
Our lawyers, strongly engaged in improving the community, believe that everyone should have access to justice and equal treatment before the law. Therefore, we provide Pro Bono legal work whether directly or indirectly through supporting local or international NGOs aiming to provide a rightful and free representation to vulnerable individuals or groups. On the other hand, we render charitable activities through the "Judge Philippe R. Boustany Foundation".
Last but not least, we do preserve the environment by printing less and supporting local and international NGOs with object to support both environmental and sustainable development and renewable energy.