Our team in Malta

Christian Farrugia - Legal Advocate

A lawyer by profession, Dr. Christian Farrugia is one of the founding and co-managing partners of Fenech Farrugia Fiott Legal, a Malta based business and tax law firm with offices in Valletta and Swatar. 


With a post-graduate degree in Maritime and Insurance law conferred upon him by the University of London following his graduation as a doctor of laws in Malta in 1987, he counts commercial and corporate law, shipping and financial services within his main areas of specialization. Dr. Farrugia is also a founder director of ARQ Fiduciaries Ltd, an MFSA licensed fiduciary and trustee, as well as a non-executive Chairman director of Abbey International Insurance PCC Limited and Bawag Malta Bank Limited.

Dr Farrugia is a member of the Chamber of Advocates, the Malta Chamber of Commerce and Industry and lectures in shipping law at the University of Malta.

Nicky Gouder - International Tax

Claudio Caruana – Head of Regulated Industries

Claudio began his legal career when he joined Fenech Farrugia Fiott Legal in 2011 having graduated from the University of Malta with a Bachelor of Laws degree.


He advises clients in a broad range of industries, with a particular focus on the technology, i-gaming, telecommunications and financial services industries. He also helps businesses set up in Malta liaising for clients with various authorities in a range of regulatory applications and continuing to support clients with advice on statutory matters and corporate governance.

Abigail Cutajar – Corporate Services Coordinator

With several years’ experience in the corporate, trust and fiduciary sectors Abigail coordinates a team of administrators in ARQ’s Corporate Services Unit, providing them with technical back-up and leadership.


She handles a portfolio of companies in a range of sectors and also supports the firm’s Trustees.


Abigail is the primary point of contact for clients and her knowledge covers the full spectrum of a typical company’s life cycle from initial due diligence and KYC requirements to incorporation and on-going administration. She also has experience of relocation procedures, establishing trusts and restructuring companies, as well as winding up procedures for businesses and trusts.

Handling a wide portfolio of local and global clients in various industry sectors, Nicky is a hugely experienced international tax expert with a focus on domestic legislation.


One of the three founding partners of the Capstone Group specialising in accountancy, tax, audit and advisory, he is also a tax partner of the ARQ Group and lectures on the Advanced Taxation module for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants course provided through the Malta Institute of Accountants.


He has participated in a number of tax conferences both on a domestic and international level.


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