Biography

Aneliya S. Crawford is a partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel. She represents hedge funds and other large investors in matters concerning shareholder activism, proxy contests, hostile takeovers, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions. Aneliya is one of the leading attorneys representing activist investors globally with close to 200 major shareholder activism contests, including campaigns in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Latin America. Aneliya has extensive experience providing strategic guidance to investors on activist strategies, including proxy contests, settlement negotiations, corporate governance, consent solicitations, letter-writing campaigns, hostile takeovers and M&A transactions. She provides counsel to clients on their equity investments in public companies, and she also represents public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions and asset purchase and stock purchase transactions. Aneliya has been named to Crain's New York Business 40 Under 40 Class of 2018 which recognizes the most accomplished New York City-based business professionals under 40 years old. She was also named a New York “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine each year since 2014 for her shareholder activism and M&A practice. Most recently, Aneliya represented Trian Fund Management in the largest proxy contest to date. The successful campaign sought the addition of Trian CEO and founding partner Nelson Peltz to the Board of Directors of Procter & Gamble.

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