About ARQ Group

ARQ is a professional services organisation based in Malta, providing a wide range of corporate and advisory services to local and international clients operating within different industry sectors.

At ARQ Group we take a 360 degree view. ARQ is an integration of professionals from different disciplines – lawyers, accountants, tax and compliance specialists and economists, working closely together in a synchronised system to deliver innovative solutions.

Our diverse client base includes entrepreneurs, small to large scale organisations and the public sector.

ARQ delivers bespoke solutions that help drive our clients’ growth and success.

Closely associated with Capstone Group, a reputable audit and assurance firm and top-tier local law firm FFF Legal, ARQ has developed into a collaborative platform where professionals from different disciplines come together to provide holistic and comprehensive solutions. We have built a strong reputation based on our expertise and service delivery.

ONE partner for all our client’s business needs.









Our Partners


Managing Partner
Manfred Galdes
B.A., LL.M, LL.D

A lawyer by profession, Manfred Galdes is a partner of Fenech Farrugia Fiott Legal and managing partner at ARQ. He has spent the last nineteen years practising in the area of regulatory and AML compliance, having held leading roles both in the private and public sector.


Partner – Regulatory & Advisory
Kris Baron

Kris Baron is the partner in charge of regulatory matters at ARQ and is responsible for i-gaming and e-commerce clients. Kris held various positions at the National Audit Office, where he managed high level compliance, statutory and value-for-money audits of government owned corporations.


Partner – Accounting & Advisory
David Borg 

Prior to co-founding ARQ, David Borg held senior finance positions with a number of companies operating out of Malta where he received significant exposure to the oil & gas, real estate, hospitality & tourism and offshore manning sectors. He is also active in developing and diversifying the group’s service lines.


Partner – Corporate & Fiduciary
Christian Farrugia 
LL.M (Lond), LL.D

A lawyer with over thirty years’ experience, Dr. Christian Farrugia has accumulated a wealth of practical experience and know-how in several areas of law, notably corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, shipping, asset finance and financial services. He is also lectures in shipping law at the University of Malta.


Partner – Corporate & Fiduciary
Tonio Fenech
LL.M (Lond), LL.D

Dr. Tonio Fenech is a lawyer whose areas of practice developed from maritime/aviation law and asset finance, later including corporate commercial law, corporate finance, fiduciary relationships and financial services law. He also lectures asset finance law and law of trusts and fiduciary relationships at the University of Malta.




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