Finance & Legal team

Legal Specialist

Beijing – Full-time
At Canva, we create tools that empower the world to design. Our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone and everyone, on every platform! Inspired by a team of talented thinkers, an amazing culture and remarkable growth trajectory - we are out to change the world, one design at a time. 
Legal team’s big mission is to protect and serve Canva and its key stakeholders, protecting Canva from external risks whilst balancing the need to best serve our teams willingness to move fast and make their crazy big goals happen. Due to Canva China’s incredible growth throughout the past few years, we are looking for a Legal Specialist to join the team in the Beijing office. 

As our Legal Specialist, you will:

  • Review, draft and manage commercial agreements and improve current contract templates
  • Provide legal advice to Canva China in response to ad-hoc legal questions regarding commercial law, IP law, data privacy, employment law, etc.
  • Manage compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Be a champion of implementing best legal practice and education to the business
  • Manage the outside counsel and other legal service providers
  • Provide assistance to Canva’s help desk escalations
  • Make and monitor new rules and policies

About you:

  • LLB or above
  • Minimum of 3 years PQE within a private practice firm or in-house, experience in TMT industry preferred
  • Ideally experience in commercial contract, intellectual property and data privacy Admitted to practice in China or passed the PRC bar exam
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong desire to keep learning
  • Excellent work ethic and a commitment to getting every part of the job done
  • The capability to work well autonomously and as part of a team
  • Operate well in a fast paced environment and be a problem solver
  • Be able to adapt quickly, manage workloads and meet deadlines
  • Be approachable and possess excellent communication skills
  • Commitment to upholding team values
  • Fluent English both in speaking and writing


  • Equity options in one of the fastest growing startups in the world
  • Free lunch
  • Gym membership allowance
  • Professional education allowance
  • Countless fun and quirky celebrations

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