Lee C Buchheit

Lee C Buchheit

Practice Overview

Lee C Buchheit joined 3VB as an Associate Member and as a member of our International Advisory & Dispute Resolution Unit in July 2019, having retired earlier in 2019 from a global law firm, practising law for 43 years on three continents.  Mr Buchheit's practice focused on international and corporate transactions, including Eurocurrency financial transactions, sovereign debt management, privatization and project finance.  Over the course of his career, Mr. Buchheit practised in Washington DC, London, New York and Hong Kong.  He has been involved in resolving almost every sovereign bankruptcy that has occurred in the last four decades, from Mexico and Russia in the 1980s and 1990s to Greece and Argentina more recently.

Mr Buchheit is currently engaged by the Interim Government of Venezuela, led by President Juan Guaidó, as a strategic advisor to assist in preparing for the restructuring of the country’s foreign debt.

Mr Buchheit is the author of two books in the field of international law and more than 40 articles on professional matters.  He has served as an Adjunct Professor at the School for International and Public Affairs of Columbia University (1994-97), as a Visiting Professor at Chuo University in Japan (1997-98), as a Lecturer on Law at the Harvard Law School (2000), as a Visiting Lecturer in Law at the Yale Law School (2005), as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Duke University Law School (2006-07), and as an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University Law School (2008).  Mr. Buchheit is a Visiting Professorial Fellow in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London and an Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh Law School.  He received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1975 and a Diploma in International Law from Cambridge University in 1976.  Mr. Buchheit received an undergraduate degree from Middlebury College.

Winner: UK Bar Awards 2023
The Lawyer Awards 2022: Chambers of the Year