We are on a journey to deconstruct
how we practise law

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What we do


For-Purpose Enterprises

Augmenting what social entrepreneurs do through organisational strategy and design

Business Sustainability Strategy

Helping businesses do sustainability better, aligning intelligence with purpose

Non-Profit Organisations

Strengthening civil society groups and NGOs for higher performance

Corporate & Commercial Work

Advising on corporate structures; negotiating and preparing commercial agreements

Cross-Sector Collaborations

Facilitating multi-party, multi-objective partnerships for positive impact

Special Projects

Projects for the furtherance of human aspirations which do not fit within traditional categories

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Recent activities


About us

We are a purpose-driven law firm.  Here is our raison d'être.

Kiu & Co. exists to help leaders and change makers in their journey to bring about positive change.

Deep change requires systemic change. Their mission will require them to journey into the system, which has the tendency to divert their plans and dim their lights.

Our work is to support these travellers as they traverse the for-profit and non-profit worlds, while engaging with the public sector world, in service of their mission.

​​This is our primary purpose.

The firm's secondary purpose is to provide financial security for our people through carrying out the work that serves our primary purpose.


To achieve this secondary purpose, we also undertake conventional legal work on the condition that it does not detract from our primary purpose.

Accountability by purpose

We are developing a framework where all our stakeholders - our internal team, clients, collaborators and more - can use our purpose statement to help us to say what we mean and mean what we say.

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About Kiu Jia Yaw

Jia Yaw was called to the Malaysian Bar in 2004.

He serves on the Bar Council Environment and Climate Change Committee which advises the Malaysian Bar Council in matters relating to the environment and climate change. He focuses on enhancing public participation, climate litigation and environmental justice.


Jia Yaw is a Secretariat Member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group of Malaysia on the Sustainable Development Goals (APPGM-SDG), a group established by Parliament to help Malaysia achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through the localisation of the goals at the constituency level.

Jia Yaw believes that purpose-orientated entrepreneurs, investors and donors, if they try hard enough for long enough, can bring about the changes in our patterns of production and consumption that we urgently need. 

He advises businesses, social enterprises, non-profits and government bodies on organisational governance, design thinking and strategy. He serves as an advisor to Raleigh International Kuala Lumpur, a youth-led sustainable development NGO.


He was a Chevening Scholar, having read a master's degree in environmental law (LL.M.) at SOAS, University of London.

His trivial pursuits include coffee and mechanical keyboards.

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