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David W.J. Astwood

Director, Head of Bermuda Shipping Practice

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4937

David W.J. Astwood

Legal 500 Caribbean 2019  

David W. J. Astwood is a Director in the Corporate department in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman and is Head of the Bermuda Shipping Practice. He joined Conyers in 1992 and became partner in 2002. David’s practice covers all aspects of corporate and commercial law with particular specialisation in ship finance and registration, project finance, telecommunications and oil and gas.

Professional Background

  • Macfarlanes, London, England


  • King’s College London, University of London, England (LLB), 1987
  • Victoria College, University of Toronto, Canada, B.A. in Economics and Political Science, 1982

Bar Admissions

  • Bermuda, Barrister and Attorney, 1993
  • England & Wales, Solicitor, 1996 (not currently practising)
  • Recognised in the 2019 edition (and since 2018) of IFLR1000 (financial and corporate)
  • Recognised in the 2019 edition (and since 2014) of Legal 500 Caribbean (corporate and commercial)
  • Recognised in the 2016 edition of Who’s Who Legal (shipping/transport)
  • Bermuda Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Trustee, National Museum of Bermuda
  • Chancellor, Bermuda Anglican Church