Oppenhoff advises on acquisition of pet insurer Smart Paws by Trupanion

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5. Octo­ber 2022

Colo­gne — Oppen­hoff advi­sed the share­hol­ders of Smart Paws GmbH on the sale to Trupa­n­ion Inc. advise Smart Paws is a fast-growing pet insurance provi­der with offices in Germany and Switz­er­land. The company offers products deve­lo­ped by vete­ri­na­ri­ans and tailo­red to the needs of animals and their owners.

Trupa­n­ion is a leading provi­der of pet insurance in the United States, Canada and Austra­lia with over 700,000 pets insu­red. Trupa­n­ion is listed on NASDAQ and is head­quar­te­red in Seattle.

The Smart Paws team remains on board and beco­mes part of Trupanion’s inter­na­tio­nal organization.

Advi­sor Smart Paws GmbH: Oppen­hoff (Colo­gne)
Chris­tof Gaudig (Corporate/M&A) advi­sed the share­hol­ders of Smart Paws, repre­sen­ted by the majo­rity share­hol­der Prof. Dr. Dick White. The team also inclu­ded Jan Nocke­mann (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Peter Etzbach (Corporate/M&A, Insurance Law) and Dr. Fee Mäder (IP).

Oppen­hoff & Part­ner Rechts­an­wälte Steu­er­be­ra­ter mbB (“Oppen­hoff”) is a part­ners­hip company regis­tered in the part­ners­hip regis­ter of the Essen Local Court with the regis­tra­tion number PR 1850 and its regis­tered office in Colo­gne. A list of the part­ners autho­ri­zed to repre­sent the company is avail­able at This message from Oppen­hoff is confi­den­tial and subject to attor­­ney-client privi­lege. If you have recei­ved this message by mistake, please notify us immedia­tely and delete the message comple­tely from your system. Do not copy the message and do not make it avail­able to anyone. All messages sent or recei­ved by Oppen­hoff may be moni­to­red to ensure compli­ance with inter­nal poli­cies and rele­vant legis­la­tion. Emails are not secure and may contain errors as they may be inter­cep­ted, alte­red or destroyed, lost or contain viru­ses. Ever­yone who commu­ni­ca­tes with us through email accepts this risk.

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