We are on a journey to deconstruct
how we practise law
What we do
Augmenting what social entrepreneurs do through organisational strategy and design
Business Sustainability Strategy
Helping businesses do sustainability better, aligning intelligence with purpose
Strengthening civil society groups and NGOs for higher performance
Corporate & Commercial Work
Advising on corporate structures; negotiating and preparing commercial agreements
Facilitating multi-party, multi-objective partnerships for positive impact
Projects for the furtherance of human aspirations which do not fit within traditional categories
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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 help and support these travellers as they traverse the for-profit and non-profit worlds within the system 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 of Kiu & Co.'s stakeholders - our lawyers, staff, interns, clients, collaborators and more - can use our purpose statement as a tool to:
1. help sharpen our purpose; and
2. hold us accountable
through engagement and criticism.
About Kiu Jia Yaw
Kiu Jia Yaw
LL.B. (Hons), LL.M.
Admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 2004
Kiu & Co.
Member, ESG Committee,
Jia Yaw is a practising lawyer and an advocate for sustainable development. He 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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