Christian Farrugia is a co-founding member and senior co-managing partner of the firm. He graduated as a Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 1986 and, a year later, furthered his studies in London at UCL, specialising in Maritime and Insurance Law. Christian has, in his many years of professional experience as a lawyer, operated in various practice areas. He was active in court litigation for several years and still represents clients before the Courts and arbitration panels in high-value disputes. His principal focus areas today include Mergers & Acquisition, Shipping, iGaming and Financial Services. He is also a part-time lecturer in the Asset Finance Law department and is a doctoral thesis examiner at the University of Malta. Christian is a member of the Board of Directors of a number of companies in Malta, including ARQ Group Limited which is a joint venture professional services organisation providing trust, corporate, tax, immigration and AML compliance services, amongst others. He sits on the Board of Directors of several companies in Malta and is a non-executive Chairman director of MFC Merchant Bank LTD and Advent International Insurance PCC Ltd. In his spare time, Christian counts music, photography, football and travelling as his main passions. He is a self-taught guitar player.