Josh Steele



Josh assists small to medium size growth companies with their corporate and commercial legal issues, focussing on the energy and resources sectors.

Josh regularly assists clients with capital raisings, business and company acquisitions, directors’ and shareholder disputes, shareholder and farm-in and joint-venture agreements.

Josh previously worked for NZX, the operator of New Zealand’s securities, derivatives and electricity markets, where he was involved in conducting investigations and proceedings into breaches of NZX’s Listing and Participant Rules and also assisting in NZX’s corporate activities, including the establishment of New Zealand’s central counter-party clearing house and acting as company secretary for LINK Market Services NZ (share registry).



‘Wide experience in the sector through Grieve (Sydney), and Steele (Brisbane). All practitioners are widely known in, and have a deep knowledge of, the oil and gas sector.’
The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific: Australia – Energy (Transactions and Regulatory), 2020 edition


  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Australia – Recommended for Energy (transactions and regulatory) – 2020 edition


  • Barrister and Solicitor, High Court of New Zealand
  • Director, The Energy Policy Institute of Australia
  • Member, Queensland Petroleum & Exploration Association


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