Christopher Cope is a Consultant 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.

According to Legal 500 UK 2016, Appleby is “highly regarded” for its insolvency litigation work in the Isle of Man. Christopher is commended for being a ´Leading Individual´ in the same directory from 2016 to 2018.

He is named as a ´Leader in his Field´ by Chambers UK 2014 to 2017.  Chambers UK 2016 said Christopher “is very bright and unflappable. I think he has a good, measured approach.” In Chambers UK 2017 Christopher is hailed as “real heavyweight” and “an excellent commercial litigator”. In the most recent edition of Chambers UK, which ranks Chris as a Band 1 lawyer in Dispute Resolution, market sources describe him as “a cut above the rest”.

Christopher has also spoken at various conferences, including the C5 conference on fraud asset tracing and recovery.



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.
  • 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.



University of Cambridge (England)

Inns of Court School of Law (London, England)

“A cut above the rest.”

Chambers UK


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