Gabriel Moss QC QC 1989, Called to the Bar 1974

Gabriel specialises in UK, EU, EEA and international insolvency and restructuring, as well as company, banking, financial services, commercial chancery and offshore law and litigation. Gabriel sits part-time as a deputy High Court judge of the Chancery Division and is a part-time Visiting Professor in Corporate Insolvency Law at Oxford University. He has provided expert evidence for cases in the US, France, Germany, Australia, Denmark, Greece, the Netherlands, Italy, Iceland, Poland and Switzerland.

In the last few years, Gabriel has acted as Leading Counsel in eleven major Supreme Court, Privy Council, CJEU and EFTA Court cases involving insolvency, banking and commercial chancery matters: Heritable v LandsbankiRubin v Eurofinance, New Cap v Grant, BNY Corporate Trustees Services v EurosailRe Nortel, Re LehmanRe Kaupthing Singer & FriedlanderPerpetual Trustee Co v BNY Corporate TrusteePWC v Saad Investments Co LtdSingularis Holdings Ltd v PW, LBI hf v Merrill Lynch International LtdWorks Council of Nortel Networks SA v Liquidator of Networks SA and the Joint Administrators of the Nortel Group and Olympic Airlines.

In May 2016, Gabriel was appointed as specialist legal adviser (together with Hannah Thornley and Ryan Perkins) to the Work and Pensions and Business Innovation and Skills House of Commons Select Committees in relation to the BHS inquiry.

Gabriel appears in the top (“Star”) category of QCs rated by Chambers & Partners (UK and Global) for insolvency and restructuring and in the top tier for Company and Partnership in the Legal 500.

Who’s Who Legal: Restructuring and Insolvency 2017 lists Gabriel as one of the 25 “thought leaders” in the World

Who’s Who Legal: Restructuring and Insolvency 2016 lists Gabriel as one of only 15 “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” in the world, and one of five for England.

Lawyer Monthly Private Client Awards has named Gabriel Banking & Finance Barrister of the Year 2018

Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards has named Gabriel Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer of the Year 2017

Comments include:

“An outstanding, highly experienced advocate who routinely tackles the most significant insolvency cases” Chambers & Partners 2017

“He delivers exceptional value by coming up with novel solutions to difficult problems” Chambers & Partners 2017

“He is at the pinnacle of the Insolvency Bar” Chambers & Partners 2017

“A superb QC”, “fantastic”, “Excellent, he has real gravitas and is great with clients” Legal 500 2017

“one of the stars of the insolvency bar”, “known for his ability to deliver excellent results” Who’s Who Legal: Restructuring and Insolvency 2017

“Second to none in his understanding of all facets of insolvency law.” Who’s Who Legal 2016

“A heavyweight insolvency silk who is described by his peers as ‘utterly fantastic’.” Chambers UK 2016

“He is a genius. He picks up complex matters and sorts through all the rubbish in a very excellent way.” Chambers UK 2016

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