Wayne H. Elowe is Co-Chair of the firm’s global Life Sciences and Medical Technology Group and Co-Chair of the Corporate Practice in Atlanta. He concentrates his practice on corporate counseling, international business and complex commercial transactions, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic investments and alliances, licensing, and technology transactions. He represents publicly traded and privately held multinational corporations, private equity funds and other investors in various industries, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, information technology, media, manufacturing, real estate, telecommunications, outsourcing, chemicals and food. Wayne is regularly involved with complex relationships involving the acquisition, licensing, sharing, development and monetization of various technology-driven assets. He is frequently called upon to work with clients to ensure that strategic goals are consistently implemented in their transactions and partnering relationships and across multiple jurisdictions.
Wayne has represented clients in over 50 countries in North America Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. He has more than 27 years’ experience representing U.S. companies doing business in China and representing Chinese public and privately-owned companies as their global counsel. Wayne also represents a number of European and Asia-based clients in connection with their transactions and strategic growth in the U.S. and globally.
In addition to his transactional experience, Wayne also serves in the role of outside general counsel to a number of multinational clients and is actively involved with their senior executive teams in developing and implementing strategy-concerning matters such as new business and product initiatives as well as corporate matters and litigation.
- Cross-border mergers and acquisitions and investments
- International joint ventures
- Strategic alliances
- Pharmaceuticals, medical devices and life sciences, media, and information technology