Hot 100: Nick Moser, Taylor Wessing

They say every journalist has a book in them; maybe that applies to lawyers as well.


Such is his authority in his field, Taylor Wessing head of restructuring and corporate recovery Nick Moser (scroll down for video interview) has co-authored a publication being published this year on pensions and corporate restructuring.

But it is the Madoff ponzi scheme fraud case that made Moser’s name and on which he will be dining out for years to come.

By leading Taylor Wessing’s bankruptcy team in advising the Madoff estate’s trustees Irving Picard on international asset tracing and litigation, Moser’s practice has become one of the most established cross-border insolvency offerings in the global market.

A Taylor Wessing man and boy, Moser joined in 1993, qualified with the firm in 1995 and was made up to partner in 2002. He has led the team for the past three years.

“I never want to come across as arrogant,” says Moser. “What I would say is that in many respects our profile has risen considerably in the past couple of years. We have seen this among our clients.

“With the international network we’ve got, we are now considered a genuine player in international cross-border insolvency and restructuring. That is the profile we want to have.”

Moser may no longer have his other big case for 2013 – the Rangers v Collyer Bristow conspiracy trial – after the liquidator BDO opted for Stephenson Harwood when it took over the case, but Madoff should be one of 2013’s best storyline.