Lee Buchheit

Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh Law School at University of Edinburgh

Lee C. Buchheit retired in 2019 after a 43 year legal career. During his professional career, Mr. Buchheit worked on more than two dozen sovereign debt restructurings. He led the legal teams advising the Hellenic Republic in the 2012 restructuring of more than EUR 206 billion of Greek Government Bonds (the largest sovereign debt workout in history) and the Republic of Iraq in the 2004-08 restructuring of $140 billion of debt accumulated by the Saddam regime. He holds a variety of academic appointments including as an honorary professor at the University of Edinburgh Law School and a visiting professor at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies in London.