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Christopher Dungan

Regional Director - Middle East

Christopher

's biography:

Christopher is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of more than 10 years in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Fiduchi, he worked in banking – with a focus on Middle East private clients – based in Dubai and Jersey. He is a qualified investment professional. 

Christopher is responsible for growing Fiduchi’s Middle East business. Through his wide-ranging regional network, he services clients, both high net worth individuals and corporate institutions, offering them a range of bespoke fiduciary solutions. In order to further grow Fiduchi’s Middle East market penetration, Christopher re-located to Dubai in December 2018 as Regional Director of Fiduchi Limited (DMCC Branch).

In what little spare time Christopher has - thanks to his two young sons - he enjoys tennis, reading spy novels, and is looking forward to improving his elementary Arabic. 

Contact details:

Primary contact number:

UAE +971 52 957 8301

Secondary contact number:

JER +44 7797 969 432

Email address:

christopher.dungan@fiduchi.com

Additional spoken languages:

Basic Arabic

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Published article(s):

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Owning a Superyacht in the Middle East

A guide for Middle East buyers and owners

For prospective superyacht buyers in the Middle East, having the right advice before making your purchase particularly important. The legal rules and fiscal regulations around yacht ownership and management are complex in Europe, especially when compared to the relatively low tax GCC jurisdictions. This article examines some of the key points that should be considered by Middle East clients.

Published:
July 14, 2020
Services area:
Yachts
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How to Drive Employee Productivity in a Crisis

Employee Incentive Plans

Global crises, like that presented by COVID-19, cause economic shockwaves around the world. They pose serious challenges to businesses across all sectors and geographies, including how to keep employees engaged in challenging times? And, how to ensure that they are incentivised to outperform in the future?

Published:
May 19, 2020
Services area:
Employee
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A Time to Focus Minds

Family & Business Planning in the Middle East

With the world is going through a period of considerable uncertainty and minds tend to get focused on the need to plan for eventualities in future. In the context of families, this means considering what needs to be done to protect and preserve the legacy of the family business and their wealth. In this article, we take the opportunity to explore the potential benefits of structuring as well as sharing some insights drawn from recent and current client experience in the Middle East.

Published:
April 27, 2020
Services area:
Private Client
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Middle East Family - Passing the Business & Power Down to the Next Generation

Middle Eastern entrepreneurs from the 60’s & 70’s should think about how they wish their legacy business to continue in the future?

Based on research conducted in November of last year by Hubbis, in conjunction with Jersey Finance, there is an estimated USD 1 trillion due to be passed down in the next decade from older Middle Eastern patriarchs and matriarchs to the younger generation.

Published:
September 4, 2019
Services area:
Private Client

Christopher

's video(s)

Employee Incentive Plans in the Middle East

Fiduchi's Regional Director - Middle East Christopher Dungan interviews our leading expert Martin Benson on the types of employee incentive schemes available for Middle East employers. In this webinar, Christopher starts by talking about the commonly well known International Savings Plans (ISPs), which have replaced end of service gratuity schemes in the region. Martin goes on to further expand on new types of plans which should also be considered by employers looking to incentivise their employees by offering shares in the business. How this can be done, what needs to be considered, and how employers and family-owned businesses can still retain a level of control. Options available for managing the administration of the employee incentive plans which allow complete online access and how plans can be tailored to each employers requirements.

Date posted:
September 4, 2020
Business area:
Employee

Offshore Structuring for Middle East families & businesses

Fiduchi's Regional Director - Middle East Christopher Dungan and Aldahbashi Gray's Co-Managing Partner Mohammed Al Dahbashi discuss offshore structuring for MiddleEast families & businesses. Between them, the two speakers provide examples of why Middle East clients might want to use offshore structuring for their private wealth and succession planning requirements. Both discuss their experiences in helping Middle East clients and services offered by Fiduchi, including Private Client, Family Office, Corporate Services, Employee Incentive Plans, Fund Services and Yacht ownership and management solutions.

Date posted:
July 23, 2020
Business area:
Private Client

Enness Webinar: Tax and offshore structuring - how can you benefit from planning ahead

Toby Johncox of Enness Global Mortgages interviews Fiduchi's Regional Director - Middle East Christopher Dungan, and Trowers & Hamlins Partner Alastair Glover as guests on his webinar "Tax and Offshore Structuring - How Can You Benefit from Planning Ahead". Watch the full webinar here.

Date posted:
May 22, 2020
Business area:
Private Client

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