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 Birkirkara. With a postgraduate 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 specialisation. 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 Advent Insurance PCC Limited and MFC Merchant Bank Limited.

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