Christopher Cope > Appleby > Douglas, Isle Of Man > Lawyer Profile

Isle Of Man

Work Department

Dispute resolution.


Christopher Cope is a partner in the Dispute Resolution department in the Isle of Man. Prior to joining the firm Christopher practised as a barrister for 10 years. In 2001 he relocated to the Isle of Man and joined the firm and was appointed as a partner in 2004.

Some examples of Christopher’s commercial dispute work include advising: Roys Poyiadjis in the Aremisoft litigation regarding an alleged US$230m NASDAQ fraud; KPMG, auditors of the Manx Electricity Authority, in litigation concerning the legality of US£120m in loans; the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in executing letters rogatory; the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in relation to letters of request; numerous local and international companies and individuals on many trust, insolvency and banking related matters; and most recently a number of Isle of Man companies in the complex multi-jurisdictional litigation concerning the Kyrgyz Mobile Telecommunications Company Bitel LLC, which matter is currently before the Privy Council. He has spoken at various conferences, including the C5 conference on fraud asset tracing and recovery.


Called to the Bar of England & Wales (non-practising) 1990; qualified as an advocate in the Isle of Man 2002; partner Appleby’s 2004; admitted as a barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) 2012.


University of Cambridge; Inns of Court School of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Isle of Man > Dispute resolution

(Hall of Fame)

Christopher CopeAppleby

A key differentiator of Appleby is its sizeable team combined with its ability to draw upon its international offshore network. Practice head Mark Holligon has a broad skillset in commercial litigation, although is perhaps best known for his work on distressed funds and restructuring. Caren Pegg is also highly skilled in insolvency litigation as well as on asset tracing, fraud and freezing injunctions. Charles Davies is a key name in the market for regulatory disputes, as evidenced by having the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority as a key client. Christopher Cope is also highly recommended and highly skilled in insolvency and fraud disputes. Counsel Claire Corkish advises on injunctive relief, search and disclosure orders, and the ‘excellent‘ senior associate Erin Trimble-Cregeen is also recommended.