Bechara Shamieh

Bechara Shamieh


With over 25 years of experience as a senior-level executive, lawyer and advisor to many private, public and foreign companies.

Sits across professional boards, advisory groups and membership bodies:

  •  CEO of Madison Marcus, a multi-Disciplined National Law and advisory Firm
  •  Director of Special Projects, Energy and Resources at Madison Marcus
  •  Director and CIO of ARECOR
  •  Advisory Board Member of
  •  Director and RM of Transcend Capital (AFSL)
  •  Legal Advisor and Board Member, FSHD Global Foundation
  •  Former Legal Counsel, Treasurer and board Member of the Australian Indian Business Council (AIBC)
  •  Former Business Mentor to Australian Businesswomen’s Network
  •  Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI)
  •  Property Council of Australia
  •   Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA)
  •  Housing Institute of Australia
  •  Society of Construction Law

Has acted on several corporate actions, including IPOs, M&A and complex finance structures involving debt and equity with combined project values of over $30bn.

A seasoned dealmaker and senior executive specialising in areas of:

M&A, Dispute Resolution & Negotiation, Corporate Finance Special Projects, Energy & Resources, Petroleum, Corporate Governance and ESG, Commercial & Corporate Law, Property, Construction & Building Development. Bechara has overseen and advised on some of Australia’s most significant transactions and joint ventures.

Awards and Acknowledgments 2021/2022 include:

Most influential Lawyer 2021 – Australasian lawyer, Projects, Energy and Resources Partner of the Year 2022- Finalist, Energy & Resources Team of the Year, Australia Law Awards 2022- Finalist, Transaction Team of the Year, Australia Law Awards 2022- Finalist, Pro Bono Partner of the Year 2022- Finalist.