A firm spokesperson says Bywell is strong in the IT area, having acted on large 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,” said the spokesperson.
Bywell’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 telecommunications.
He returned to New Zealand, having worked overseas for many years, most recently as a partner at JWS.
Minter Ellison Rudd Watts has recruited former Johnson Winter & Slattery partner, Michael Bywell, to the firm as a consultant in its TMT division.