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Consultant Michael Bywell joins Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

5 February 2014

Consultant Michael Bywell joins Minter Ellison Rudd Watts and strengthens TMT offering

Minter Ellison Rudd Watts continues to strengthen its TMT offering, welcoming Michael Bywell to the firm as a consultant.

Michael is particularly strong in the IT area having acted on some of the World’s largest IT and outsourcing programmes over the past 20 years (in the UK, Australia and New Zealand). He has experience and expertise which is rare in the New Zealand and Australian markets.

Michael’s other experience includes advisory and dispute resolution work across a range of practice areas and sectors including arbitration, construction, energy and natural resources, international public law, IP, mediation, pharmaceuticals and telecoms.

Michael returns to New Zealand having worked overseas for many years most recently as a Partner in a leading Australian law firm.

In announcing the appointment Cathy Quinn, Chair, said: “Michael’s appointment further strengthens our highly successful TMT team. His international experience in the IT sector will provide our clients with access to the very best advice in an ever growing and complex sector.”

Michael commented that “Minter Ellison Rudd Watts provides the perfect environment for my practice given the firm’s ambitions in the TMT space and the fantastic people already operating out of both Auckland and Wellington. The firm is very well-placed to take on large-scale, complex IT and outsourcing matters in both the public and private sectors. The firm’s ethos and culture is impressive and well-suited to the clients I am accustomed to acting for.”


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