Kylie Diwell


Kylie Diwell is a partner at MinterEllison with 20 years' experience advising both public and private sector clients in the life sciences sector on research and commercialisation.

She has significant experience advising on the establishment of research centres, research funding, collaborative research arrangements, clinical trials, technology licensing and commercialisation and IP aspects of M&A transactions.

Kylie is a trusted adviser to a large number of Australia’s public universities and led MinterEllison’s national higher education practice between 2010 and 2020.  She regularly presents to university and medical research institute senior executives and council members on matters such as corporate governance, commercial activities and the application of IP and competition laws.

Kylie is also a trusted adviser to government and heads up MinterEllison’s Victorian Government practice.  As part of that role she is responsible for managing the firm’s relationship with key government departments, leading the firm’s team of government lawyers and providing strategic input on major matters.

Kylie regularly presents to senior executives at external events and boardroom lunches on matters affecting Australia’s medical research and education sectors. She is independently recognised for her expertise in Best Lawyers Australia in the areas of Intellectual Property (2016 – 2022), Government (2013 – 2022) and Education (2022).  Kylie has a first-class Honours degree in Science (Genetics) and a Masters of Intellectual Property Law.