Bechara Shamieh


Bechara has over 20 years of experience providing legal and business advisory services across a diverse set of industries. He is currently the Group Managing Director of Madison Marcus Law Firm. Prior to this Bechara acted as the Managing Director of Consolidated Lawyers for more than 15 years. Bechara’s leadership has been recognised by some of the legal professions most prestigious awards. In 2017, Bechara has been named a finalist for Law Firm Leader of the Year and in 2016 he was named a finalist for Managing Partner of the Year.

Bechara acts as a corporate advisor to many private, public and foreign companies as well as associations and companies limited by guarantee. He provides advice on international joint ventures, off take agreements, managed funds and capital raising, master franchises and private acquisitions.

Bechara provides valuable business consulting to small and medium sized businesses with respect to structure and planning coupled with strategic business management advice to assist businesses in future alignment and profitable growth. He acts as a corporate advisor to several businesses assisting with due diligence, capital raising, IPO’s, M&A’s, commercial contract disputes and issues relating to reconstruction and insolvency matters.
A seasoned deal-maker, Bechara regularly acts for large and reputable developers and builders in relation to all aspects of land dealing, having worked on many major developments in New South Wales in 2015 – 2016.

Bechara provides consulting to a number of private companies as a Non-Executive Director. He is currently the business and legal advisor to the board of Argus Global and Piety THP. He is also a Director of financial advisory services including Madison Marcus Advisory and Transcend Capital. He is the Legal Counsel and former Committee Member and Treasurer of the Australian Indian Business Council.

Bechara has acted as a business mentor to the Australian Business Women’s Network. He was previously on the legal academic board of representatives for the International Institute of Business Management. Bechara is also a member for the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Urban Development Institute of Australian and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Bechara is committed to supporting local community and charitable organisations and throughout his career has made a positive contribution to organisations including the FSHD, Westmead Medical Research Foundation, Westmead Children’s Hospital, the Sydney’s Children’s Hospital and the Cancer Council. He has also participated in the Nepean Inter-Youth Programme, mentoring youths and providing them with support and free meals.