Josh Steele



Josh assists growth companies with their corporate and commercial legal issues, focussing on the energy and resources and technology sectors.

Josh regularly assists clients with capital raisings, business and company acquisitions, directors’ and shareholder disputes, shareholder 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).



‘Josh Steele is our main commercial lawyer and he has taken upon himself to get a deep understanding of our business and people; in some ways, we see Josh as an employee rather than a consultant and that is the way it should be. He is available 24/7 and understands when mission-critical activities arise that he needs to be on top of them and deliver which he does to the highest standard. his work and advice have been flawless.’
The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific: Natural resources (transactions and regulatory), 2021 edition

‘Josh Steele and the wider Piper Alderman team have always been able to support us no matter how complex or innovative our queries have been.’
The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific: Energy (transactions and regulatory), 2023 edition


  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Australia – Recommended for Energy (transactions and regulatory) – 2020 edition
  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Australia – Recommended for Natural resources (transactions and regulatory) – 2021, 2022 & 2023 editions
  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Australia – Key lawyer for Corporate and M&A – 2022 & 2023 editions
  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Australia – Next Generation Partner for Energy (transactions and regulatory) – 2023 edition


  • Barrister and Solicitor, High Court of New Zealand
  • Member, Queensland Petroleum & Exploration Association

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