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Richard Hall

Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP

New York, NY, USA


Richard Hall is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance advice and matters relating to activist defense. 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, The Linde Group, Royal Dutch Shell, Time Warner Inc., Weyerhaeuser Company and The Williams Companies, Inc. Mr. Hall’s recent notable representations include Covance Inc. in its US$6.2 billion sale to Laboratory Corporation of America Holding, Life Technologies Corporation in its US$15.8 billion sale to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., The Linde Group in 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 the merger of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. and CNH Global with and into CNH Industrial N.V. Mr. Hall has also acted on behalf of Time Warner Inc. on M&A and regular corporate matters, including the unsolicited proposal from Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. to acquire Time Warner, its dealings with Carl Icahn and its separations of Time Inc., Time Warner Cable and AOL. He has also acted for Weyerhaeuser on its recent white paper, containerboard and homebuilding divestitures.

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 2014; Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2007 through 2014; The Legal 500 United States from 2010 through 2014;

The Legal 500 Latin America from 2012 through 2014; IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms from 2005 through 2015; The Best Lawyers in  America from 2007 through 2015; Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America from 2011 through 2014; The International Who’s Who of Merger & Acquisition Lawyers; and Latin Lawyer 250: Latin America’s Leading Business Law Firms from 2009 through 2014. 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.

Mr. Hall was born in Melbourne, Australia. He received a B.Com. 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 +1-212-474-1293 or by email at rhall@cravath.com.


Education

LL.M. Harvard Law School, 1988

LL.B. University of Melbourne Law School, 1986, with Honors

B.Com.  University of Melbourne Law School, 1984, with Honors

 

Professional Affiliations

International Bar Association

 

Organizations

Practical Law Company

  • Member, Advisory Board

     Professional Recognition

    Best Lawyers in America

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2015-2007)

    Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business

  • Corporate/M&A - USA (2014-2007)
Chambers

USA: America’s

Leading Lawyers for Business

  • Corporate/M&A - New York (2014-2007)

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms

  • Mergers and Acquisitions - US (2015-2005)
  • Latin Lawyer 250: Latin America’s Leading Business Law Firms

  • Corporate and M&A - International (2014-2009)
  • Lawdragon

  • 500 Leading Dealmakers in America (2007)
  • 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2014-2011, 2008, 2007)
  •  

    The Legal 500 Latin America

  • Corporate and M&A - International Firms (2014, 2013, 2012)
  • The Legal 500 US

  • M&A: Mega-Deals, $5bn+ (2014-2010, 2007)
  • Telecoms and Broadcast: Transactional (2014, 2012)
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