What We Do

La Nao Consulting is a professional services firm with offices in Hong Kong, and representatives in Shanghái and Buenos Aires. We offer integrated solutions to companies wishing to enter the Chinese market or seeking to grow their operations in this region.

Our team includes lawyers, accountants and masters in corporate governance that speak Spanish, English, Japanese and Mandarin.

Value Added

Thanks to our strategic geographic locations and the diverse professional background of our team, we are able to provide services ranging from international trade to complex legal cross-border transactions in China.

La Nao de China

Our name originates from "La Nao de China", an alias for the "Galleons of Manila", the maritime commercial route between Asia and Europe. This route was planned by King Felipe II of Spain to trade coveted goods from The East. His ships navigated their cargo across the northern Pacific Ocean from Manila to Acapulco, crossed Mexico by road to Veracruz, and then shipped on to Europe. The San Lucas was the first liner to open this route in 1565, which remained an avenue of trade for another 242 years.

"We believe that the fastest growing economies and business opportunities in the coming years lie in China. Companies should have professional support to enhance their opportunities in this region."

OUR VISION
OUR MISSION

"To become the leading platform to China by providing the highest standard of professional services and to support our clients in accomplishing their goals."

 
 
 

Key People

Evaristo Treviño Berlanga
Founding Partner/Lawyer

Evaristo graduated law school from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He also holds a Diploma in Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and a Master of Laws in Chinese and Comparative Law from City University of Hong Kong, making him the first Mexican lawyer with a Masters in Chinese Law.

 

In Mexico he practiced civil and commercial litigation for over four years. In Hong Kong, after graduating from his Master´s programme, he worked for two years at a law firm in the China Practice. In 2008 he founded The Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, the first Latin American chamber of commerce in Hong Kong and China. In 2009 he founded La Nao Group, a consulting firm that aids Latin-American companies entering China and Hong Kong, and Chinese companies interested in entering Mexico and Latin America. La Nao placed the first Latin American IT company in the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park.

 

He is an associate member at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. In 2011, the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council named him as a success case. He constantly advises consuls in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, and hosts Mexican governors and secretaries of state. Twice he has greeted the Mexican president during his visit to Hong Kong. His intellectual contributions include published articles and guest lectures at universities in Mexico and the US.

Languages: English, Spanish, French, basic Mandarin

Alejandro Milan
Partner/Engineer

Alejandro is a Mexican engineer awarded with a full time scholarship to study his bachelor´s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He joined La Nao Consulting in 2009 as an associate. Alejandro handles complex multi-jurisdictional projects and has experience in the management and operations of purchasing offices, corporate representation and trade finance.

 

He became a partner of La Nao Consulting in September, 2016.


As an active member of Hong Kong´s business committee, Alejandro is the current president of the Mexican Chamber of Commerce, an organization that provides a platform which brings together businesses and individuals with interests in Mexico, Hong Kong and China.


Languages: Spanish, English and basic Mandarin.

Agustina Spaventa
Partner/Lawyer

Agustina is an Argentine qualified lawyer graduated in 2011 from the faculty of law at Catholic University of Argentina. In Buenos Aires she worked as a junior lawyer at Guahnon & Associates, where she specialized in civil mediation and practiced civil and commercial litigation.

In 2014 she moved to Hong Kong and joined the legal department at La Nao where she assisted and advised clients on corporate, contract and commercial international law, including intellectual property strategic advice. She was one of the founder members of the Argentine Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, and in 2017 she graduated with first class honours from a full time Master of Laws in Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law at The University of Hong Kong.

 

After four years in Hong Kong, she moved to London and focused mainly on intellectual property cases in the European Union. In London she passed the first exam of the Qualified Lawyer Transfer Scheme (QLTS) in order to become a qualified lawyer of England and Wales. She also obtained a certification in blockchain technology from The Linux Foundation.

 

In 2018 she relocated to Argentina and became a partner of La Nao Consulting, opening the first office of La Nao in Buenos Aires.  

Languages: Spanish and English.

Niki Shum
Associate/Corporate Governance

Niki was born in Hong Kong, and graduated with Honours from City University of Hong Kong with a degree in English, focused in Professional Communication. She joined La Nao Consulting in 2012, with a prior 7 years of experience in the field of customer service. In 2015, Niki completed her Masters of Science in Professional Accounting and Corporate Governance, also at City University of Hong Kong. She is a registered member of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries.

 

Niki facilitates the incorporation of companies, and the internal and external management of corporate documents on behalf of clients. In addition, Niki assists clients in their applications to open corporate bank accounts and any communication related to corporate matters with local banks.

Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, English and intermediate Spanish

Candy Tong
Accounting

Candy was born in Hong Kong. She is responsible for all manners of Group Accounting for La Nao. She brings more than 10 years of experience in Accounting, Corporate Services and General Administration.

Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin and English
 

Ms. Sanchez is originally from Mexico. She obtained her bachelors degree in Financial Services at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She joined the team in 2014. She is currently preparing for her certification as a Certified Public Accountant.

Paola assists clients in a broad range of accounting disciplines, including: audit coordination, preparation and filing of tax returns, and financial statements. 

Languages: Spanish, English and Japanese

Paola Sanchez
Accounting
Marianm Graffe
Accounting

Marianm is an Accountant from Caracas, Venezuela, where she obtained her degree at University Santa Maria. She completed coursework in Portfolio Management as well as Management Indicators. Her experience includes working for an oil and gas transnational, amongst a group of other companies dedicated to the international industry.

She possesses a breadth of knowledge in handling international accounting processes. Marianm joined the team in April 2016.

Languages: Spanish, English

Simon Nevado
Associate Lawyer

Simón is a Spanish lawyer, graduated in Law and Business from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. During his studies, he enrolled in exchange programs to United Kingdom and Shanghai, where he studied the English and the Chinese law systems. He holds an MBA in International Commerce and has previously worked at the Trade Commission of the Embassy of Spain in Nigeria, assisting Spanish companies in their entry to the African markets.

Simón joined the legal department at La Nao in 2018, where he draws up multi-jurisdictional agreements and advises clients in International Law and Intellectual Property Law.

 

Languages: English, Spanish, French, basic Mandarin and basic Japanese.

Paola Sanchez
Accounting
Paola Sanchez
Accounting

Ms. Sanchez is originally from Mexico. She obtained her bachelors degree in Financial Services at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She joined the team in 2014. She is currently preparing for her certification as a Certified Public Accountant.

Paola assists clients in a broad range of accounting disciplines, including: audit coordination, preparation and filing of tax returns, and financial statements. 

Languages: Spanish, English and Japanese

 
Press

Hong Kong Success Stories

Founding partner, Evaristo Treviño Berlanga, and La Nao, are featured as a success story by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council

New Mexican CG greets Hong Kong with ‘Wings’

Evaristo Treviño Berlanga joins others in honoring the new Mexican Consul General in Hong Kong, Damián Martínez Tagüeña.

"Impulsan inversión de pymes chinas y españolas en México"

La alianza entre los socios permitirá entender mejor estos tres mercados y brindar una asesoría más acertada, además de que ayudará a las pymes interesadas a crear vínculos entre posibles socios en los países donde deseen entrar.

Empresa Yucateca Abre En Hong Kong

La Nao promotes the opening of the entry of a new Mexican business in Hong Kong

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La Nao works with a wide range of international companies, spanning numerous key industries, bringing expertise to the table no matter what business you are in.

Auto Parts

Electronics

Food & Beverage

Industrial

Equipment

Machinery

Mining

Pharmaceuticals

Retail

Sports

Tourism

Toys

Industries

Industries

La Nao works with a wide range of international companies, spanning numerous key industries, bringing expertise to the table no matter what business you are in.

Auto Parts

Electronics

Food & Beverage

Industrial

Equipment

Machinery

Mining

Pharmaceuticals

Retail

Sports

Tourism

Toys

 
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