David Cotton, counsel - corporate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Hong Kong-based Cotton works in the international law firm's corporate department and specialises in domestic and international debt and equity capital markets. He also handles issues concerning public mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive experience advising issuers and underwriters on equity and debt offerings. Cotton studied at Cambridge University in the UK and joined Freshfields in 2002.
Margaret Wang, counsel - antitrust, competition and trade, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Wan is one of the 17 new counsels across the firm's global practice and one of three new appointees in Hong Kong. She regularly advises on the antitrust aspects of cross-border mergers and acquisitions and disputes. She also counsels multinational companies on antitrust risks associated with their business behaviour. Wang studied law at the University of Melbourne and joined the firm in 2002.
Belinda Au, chief agency officer, Sun Life Hong Kong
Au has a wealth of insurance and management experience. Her most recent role was as vice-president of AIA Group Distribution regional office, with a leading role in a number of agency transformation initiatives across Asia. Working closely with local businesses, Au was responsible for driving, implementing and monitoring agency strategies, sharing best practices and ensuring production and recruitment initiatives are aligned with overall growth objectives. She has over 20 years' industry experience including frontline and back-office management responsibilities in agency, bancassurance, direct sales, marketing, operations and customer relationship management. She was previously vice-president for China Agency Development of Manulife Sinochem Life Insurance Company. Au reports directly to Roger Steel, CEO of Sun Life Hong Kong.
Ethan Jin, counsel - corporate , Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Jin, the third new counsel appointee from the corporate practice in Hong Kong, works in the firm's corporate department with a focus on local initial public offerings and securities offering, mergers and acquisitions and compliance matters of companies listed on the Hong Kong Exchange. He studied law at Peking University and Stanford, and worked as an associate in Freshfields from 2006 to 2010. Jin rejoined Freshfields from Clifford Chance where he was a senior associate.