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 the Head of Cravath’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice for EMEA.

Mr. Hall has been repeatedly cited as one of the country’s leading practitioners in mergers and acquisitions by, among others, Chambers USA; Chambers Global; The Legal 500 United States; The Legal 500 Latin America and IFLR1000. He was named a “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer magazine in 2018.

Mr. Hall 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.