Lee Buchheit

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Lee C. Buchheit is Partner of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Lee Buchheit’s practice focuses on international financial transactions, including sovereign debt management, privatization, and project finance.

He is the author of two books in the field of international law and more than 40 articles on professional matters. The legal and business press repeatedly has recognized Lee 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 for his work on the Greek debt restructuring; and the International Financial Law Review, which honored Lee with its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 for his contributions to international finance.

Lee joined the firm in 1976 and became a partner in 1984.  From 1987 to 1990, he was resident in the Hong Kong office; from 1979 to 1982, in the London office; and from 1976 to 1979, in the Washington, D.C. office.


  • Visiting Professorial Fellow, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, University of London
  • Visiting Professor, University of Edinburgh Law School
  • Adjunct Professor, New York University Law School (2008)
  • Adjunct Professor, Duke University Law School (2006-07)
  • Visiting Lecturer-in-Law, Yale Law School (2005)
  • Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School (2000)
  • Visiting Professor, Chuo University, Japan (1997-98)
  • Adjunct Professor, School for International and Public Affairs, Columbia University (1994-97)


  • University of Cambridge, Diploma, 1976
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1975
  • Middlebury College, A.B., 1972


  • New York
  • Pennsylvania


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