Jonathan Selvasegaram


Jonathan Selvasegaram graduated with a law degree from the University of London in 1994, completed his Certificate of Legal Practice in 1996 and was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1996. He then practiced law in the IP department of law firm Raja, Darryl & Loh in Kuala Lumpur where he handled largely IP enforcement on behalf of the firm’s clients for almost 5 years. He continued his career in fighting counterfeits and piracy with the Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) where as Legal Counsel, he focussed on Government engagement and criminal prosecution for almost 2 years. For the next 15 years, Jonathan joined Microsoft Corporation in Singapore as their Corporate Attorney to protect Microsoft’s IP and tackling cyber security issues, working with Interpol, National Cybercrime agencies and ISPs across the region. Jonathan also served as Chair for the Business Software Alliance (BSA) for Asia and multiple countries for over a decade. In 2018, he joined VCWL as a partner. Jonathan currently serves as a consultant to c.v. SNB-REACT U.A. of Netherlands (React) and sits in React Asia’s leadership team. React represents almost 300 brands in anti-counterfeiting programs, customs trademark recordation and online takedowns. With his vast network in this region, including in markets such as Vietnam, Indonesia and Laos, Jonathan’s focus is supporting VCWL clients on investigations and IP enforcement across SEA.