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Banking and finance

Commercially minded and pragmatic, Madison Marcus’s Banking & Finance division advises and employs a full range of finance capabilities across corporatereal estate, project and structured finance transactions. We have a depth and breadth of experience advising major corporates, domestic and foreign banks, alternative lenders, investment banks, other financial institutions, intermediaries and trustees/agents.

Eric Boone leads the Banking & Finance division with Managing Director Bechara Shamieh; both have significant experience in project financing, bilateral and syndicated banking facilities, leveraged financing, capital market transactions and securities regulatory matters for many of the world’s leading banks


  • All aspects of trade finance for lenders and corporates
  • Asset-based financing via debt and equity capital varieties
  • Banking and finance disputes
  • Capital raising and advisory
  • Commercial property and construction financing
  • Corporate financing, including bilateral and syndicate financing
  • Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) and equity investment
  • Infrastructure and project transactions
  • Institutional investment and tax structures for sophisticated investors and family offices
  • Mezzanine finance and preferred equity
  • Restructuring and liability management transactions
  • Securities enforcements, recovery and workouts
  • Sharia compliant financing structures

We offer a full suite of loan and security documents of the highest calibre. All documents can be adapted and tailored to your needs and are reviewed and revised on a regular basis to ensure their ongoing consistency with market precedent and regulatory regimes. 

The division is astute in capital markets, bank finance and the intersection of the two with services and products such as the Term Loan B market. Our experienced team has collectively worked with some of the largest commercial and investment banks and private equity firms in Australia and internationally.

Madison Marcus currently sits on the Panel of Preferred Legal Suppliers for Arab Bank Australia and Bank of Sydney.

With decades of experience in complex and high-value transactions, we ensure that our clients, whether borrowers or lenders, consistently receive the highest quality service. The division has Australian and US law capabilities on the ground in our Sydney office and has broad experience in working in cross-jurisdictional matters. We assist in coordinating advice across multiple jurisdictions in a manner that is timely and cost-efficient.

For any enquiries in relation to applicable Banking & Finance matters, please contact our expert team today via the form on this page.

Our key people | Banking and finance

Bechara Shamieh

Chief Executive Officer

Christopher Frankish


eric boone


Andrew JaaJaa

Special Counsel

Daad Soufi

Senior Associate

Leon huynh


Lucas Barkho


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