Kylie Diwell


Kylie Diwell is a partner at MinterEllison with over 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 leads MinterEllison’s national education practice.  She regularly presents to university and medical research institute senior executives and council members on matters affecting Australia’s medical research and education sectors.  

Kylie is also a trusted adviser to government and led MinterEllison’s Victorian Government practice between 2019 and 2023.  As part of that role she was 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 is independently recognised for her expertise in Best Lawyers Australia in the areas of Intellectual Property, Government and Education.  She has a first-class Honours degree in Science (Genetics) and a Masters of Intellectual Property Law.