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Bechara Shamieh

Chief Executive Officer

Key Areas of Practice:
Strategic Advisory & Special Projects (SASP)
Commercial Law
Property Law
Environmental, Social & Governance
Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate
Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Other Areas of Practice:
Financial Services & Compliance
Real Estate & Development
Intellectual Property
GST & Taxation

Restructuring & Insolvency
Planning, Environment & Government
Banking & Finance
Construction & Infrastructure

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.

2021/2022 Awards and Acknowledgments 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.