Richard Hall is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance advice. Mr. Hall is Cravath’s Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions practice for EMEA.
Mr. Hall’s clients have included Archer‑Daniels‑Midland Company, Banco Santander, Barrick Gold Corporation, ConocoPhillips, Hochtief AG, Royal Dutch Shell, Time Warner Inc., The Linde Group, Weyerhaeuser Company, The Williams Companies, Inc. and Xstrata plc. Mr. Hall’s recent notable representations include Life Technologies Corporation in its pending sale to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. for US$13.6 billion plus the assumption of net debt at close, The Linde Group in connection with its US$4.6 billion acquisition of Lincare Holdings Inc. and the special committee of the independent directors of CNH Global N.V. as U.S. counsel in connection with a proposed merger with Fiat Industrial S.p.A. He has also acted on behalf of Time Warner Inc. on M&A and regular corporate matters, including the recent separation of Time Warner Cable and AOL.
Mr. Hall has been repeatedly cited as one of the country’s leading practitioners in mergers and acquisitions by, among others, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2007 through 2012; Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2007 through 2013; The Legal 500 United States from 2010 through 2012; IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms from 2006 through 2013; The Best Lawyers in America from 2007 through 2013; Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America in 2011 and 2012; and The International Who’s Who of Merger & Acquisition Lawyers. Mr. Hall has also been named by The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers as one of the ten “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” in mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate governance law. In addition, Cravath’s mergers and acquisitions practice received a high ranking by Chambers for being “knowledgeable and responsive, with excellent levels of service.” Mr. Hall also co‑authored the U.S. section of The Mergers and Acquisitions Review. Recently, he was recognized by the 2012 editions of The Legal 500 Latin America for his corporate and mergers and acquisitions work and The Legal 500 United States for his transactional work in the telecoms and broadcast industry.
Mr. Hall was born in Melbourne, Australia. He received a B.Comm. with honors in 1984, an LL.B. with honors in 1986 from the University of Melbourne, and an LL.M. from Harvard University in 1988. He joined Cravath in 1988 and became a partner in 1996.
Mr. Hall may be reached by phone at 212‑474‑1293 or by email at email@example.com.