The Drama of 'Transactional Practice' (and what it is)

Join the Business and Finance Law Program as they host a discussion with Lee C. Buchheit, Retired Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, New York (1976-2019); Member, International Advisory & Dispute Resolution Unit, 3 Verulam Buildings, London.

About Mr. Buchheit

Lee C. Buchheit’s practice has focused on international financial transactions, including sovereign debt management, privatization, and project finance. 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 in the 2010s. He 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. The legal and business press has repeatedly recognized Mr. Buchheit for his work on behalf of clients and leading role in the profession, including the Financial Times, which named him one of its 10 most “Innovative Individuals” of 2012, and the International Financial Law Review, which honored him with its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 for his contributions to international finance. He received a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1975 and a Diploma in International Law from Cambridge University in 1976.