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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 1,252
  • Gross Revenues: $1,131,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $905,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,685,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton is based in New York City. With $1,050,000,000 in gross revenues in 2010, the firm placed 17th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. firms based on revenue. Cleary, Gottlieb has been in the top 20 of The American Lawyer's annual Am Law 100 rankings since 1986. The firm ranked 21st on the 2011 Global 100 survey of revenue rankings. With 1,127 attorneys Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, ranked sixteenth on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size. Cleary, Gottlieb's practice areas are corporate law, litigation, intellectual property, employee benefits, and environmental law. The firm has several offices worldwide including locations in Paris, Brussels, Rome, Moscow, Hong Kong, and Beijing.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 15 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 15 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 16 0 Lawyer head count
The A-List 21 -5 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 50 -9 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 13 -9 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 59 -41 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 92 -9 Summer programs

In the News

Three Partners Join Zhong Lun in Shanghai

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 02, 2014

The trio includes former King & Wood Mallesons and Morrison & Foerster partner Edward Li.

Taking the Wheel

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Halliburton's new general counsel, a former Big Law litigation chief, now tries to steer clear; and other Moves.

April 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Big Deals

David Marcus : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2014

Comcast/Time Warner Cable; Actavis / Forest Labs; Facebook / WhatsApp; Santander Consumer USA IPO; Carlyle / J&J Diagnostics Unit

Big Firms Hitch Ride on River of U.S., Global IPOs

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

Wilson Sonsini, Latham & Watkins, Fenwick & West and Cooley are among the Am Law 100 firms reaping the benefits of a surge in activity on the initial public offering front so far this year. And with the IPO pipeline packed, more large firms are poised to help corporate clients tap the capital markets.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Elite New York Firms Pull Away

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

A year after making only slight financial gains, a group of New York–based firms made up of some of The Am Law 100's most profitable members put even more distance between itself and the rest of the pack in 2013, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

Big Firms Wait on Sidelines as West Slaps Russia With Sanctions

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

The Obama administration and European Union announced sanctions Monday against several key individuals with ties to the Kremlin, just one day before President Vladimir Putin said he would accept Crimea's bid to join the Russian Federation. Caught in the middle are several top international and Am Law 100 firms, whose Moscow offices could be adversely affected. should the schism between East and West become more pronounced. Amid the uncertainty, two big Russian M&A deals yielded roles this week for four Magic Circle firms.

Big Deals/Litigation: Baxter International Inc.

Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Baxter International Inc.'s in-house team capitalized on its story-telling talent to win approval of last year's $3.9 billion acquisition involving complicated medical technology to treat kidney disease.

Study Advocates Immediate Reform for Ethics Watchdog

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Albany's chief ethics watchdog commission has failed to fulfill its primary mission—to stem corruption by public officials and restore New Yorkers' trust in government, according to a study released Friday.

The Asian Lawyer All-Star Awards

Anthony Lin : The Asian Lawyer : January 10, 2014

On March 5, at a gala dinner held at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong, The Asian Lawyer presented its inaugural All-Star Awards. We sought to do something different, recognizing excellence in advising key industries rather than simply honoring the biggest, highest-profile deals of the year (though we took those into account too). We also said we would be publishing the reasons for the decisions that we made. And so here we do exactly that, category by category.

Big Deals

David Marcus : The American Lawyer : January 01, 2014

Suntory/Beam; Google/Nest Labs; Lenovo/IBM low-power server business/Motorola Mobility

Bird & Bird Enters Korea Alliance

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 24, 2014

The U.K. firm has signed a nonexclusive agreement with 95-lawyer Hwang Mok Park.

Asia Deal Digest: February 20, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 20, 2014

* Weil and MoFo on Chinese consortium's $2.5 billion logistics investment* Clifford Chance advising China's Dongfeng Motor Group on a proposed $1.1 billion investment in French automaker Peugeot* Herbert Smith Freehills and Baker & McKenzie on $1.37 billion Aussie utility deal

Asia Deal Digest: February 13, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 13, 2014

* Singapore's Puma Energy turns to Cleary for a $750 million notes issue in Luxembourg* Skadden advises Chinese SOE on Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise acquisition* Maddocks and Stikeman Elliott on the $479 million acquisition of an Aussie dairy products company

Cleary Sues Insurer Over Loss of Business After Sandy

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 11, 2014

Cleary Gottlieb, whose main office downtown was closed for about three and a half days after Superstorm Sandy and then continued to be affected by the loss of utilities, claims it lost more than $3 million in business income.

Cleary Sues Insurer Over Loss of Business After Sandy

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Cleary Gottlieb, whose main office downtown was closed for about three and a half days after Superstorm Sandy and then continued to be affected by the loss of utilities, claims it lost more than $3 million in business income.

BAR-ometer

: The Recorder : January 07, 2014

Fee-ding frenzy … Niro's near miss … The gifts of Google

New York Sees Growth in Partner Promotions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A survey of New York's largest firms shows a slight uptick in the number of lawyers promoted to partner last year. The number of new partners firmwide at remained almost even from the number in 2012.

World-Wide Work

Jeanne Graham : Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Ernesto Garcia's job spans the globe. He's the vice president-legal, general counsel and corporate secretary for BBVA Bancomer USA Inc., which provides cross-border money transactions.

Reverse Commute

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

New Deals

: The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Two years after the collapse of its attempted takeover of rival Vulcan Materials, Martin Marietta Materials said Tuesday it will pay $2.7 billion to acquire Dallas-based cement-maker Texas Industries. Also, China's Lenovo Group has agreed to acquire the IBM's low-end server division for $2.3 billion.

Asia Deal Digest: January 30, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 30, 2014

* Stephenson Harwood guides a Vietnamese budget airline in for a $9 billion jet order* Weil advises Lenovo and Cleary guides Google on their $2.9 billion smartphone deal* Cleary has its turn acting for Lenovo on its $2.3 billion acquisition of IBM's low-end server business

With Cleary on Board, Google Makes More Big Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

A week after representing Lenovo in connection with its acquisition of an IBM server unit, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is advising Google on its $3 billion sale of Motorola Mobility to the world's largest computer maker. The firm has also grabbed a role in Google's largest-ever European deal, handling the company's $400 million purchase of an artificial intelligence start-up earlier this week.

Weil on Lenovo's $2.9 Billion Motorola Mobility Deal

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 29, 2014

The Chinese computer company is planning to buy the smartphone maker from Google, which acquired it in 2011 for $12.5 billion.

Simpson, Wachtell Advise on Big LatAm Banking Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

Brazil's Itau Unibanco, Latin America's largest bank in market value terms, has hired Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz for counsel on its $2.85 billion cash-and-stock bid for control of CorpBanca. The target, Chile's fifth-largest bank, has retained the services of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. A trio of South American firms are also working on the deal.

The Asian Lawyer Announces Awards Finalists

Anthony Lin : The Asian Lawyer : January 27, 2014

We are pleased to announce the finalists in nine industry categories for The Asian Lawyer All-Star law firm awards.

Covington Guts Motorola Claims in LCD Antitrust Fight

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 24, 2014

A judge slashed more than $3 billion in potential damages from a price-fixing lawsuit brought by Motorola against eight Asian liquid crystal display manufacturers, including Samsung and Sharp.

Cravath, Cleary Advise as Lenovo Buys IBM Server Unit

Brian Baxter : The Asian Lawyer : January 23, 2014

Longtime Cravath, Swaine & Moore client IBM announced Thursday that it has agreed to sell its low-end server unit to Beijing-based Lenovo Group, the world's largest personal computer maker, for $2.3 billion.

Cravath, Cleary Advise as Lenovo Buys IBM Server Unit

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2014

Longtime Cravath, Swaine & Moore client IBM announced Thursday that it has agreed to sell its low-end server unit to Beijing-based Lenovo Group, the world's largest personal computer maker, for $2.3 billion.

Asia Deal Digest: January 23, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 23, 2014

* S&C, Simpson on Anheuser-Busch InBev's $5.8 billion repurchase of Korea's Oriental Brewery from PE shops* Simpson, S&C again on a $2.5 billion Mitsubishi Motors share sale* Linklaters advises Hong Kong conglomerate Jardine Matheson on an investment in car dealerships in China

A Dozen New Partners at Bradley Arant, All of Them Men

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2014

Birmingham–based Bradley Arant Boult Cummings welcomed 12 of its attorneys to the firm's partnership last week, none of them women. So far, seven Am Law 200 firm have announced new partner classes this year made up entirely of men.

Cleary Leads on $1.5 Billion Korea Eximbank Notes Issue

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 22, 2014

The bank provides credit and loan facilities to Korean companies conducting overseas business.

Winner, Securities Litigation Department of the Year: Paul Weiss

Vivia Chen : The American Lawyer : January 21, 2014

When the financial crisis meltdown morphed into securities litigation, Paul Weiss was at the ready—winning key victories for big banks in court and at the bargaining table, especially for Citi.

T-Mobile US Inc.

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : January 20, 2014

Dealmaker of the Week: Cleary's Benet O'Reilly

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014

O'Reilly and fellow M&A partner Paul Shim led the Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton team advising Japanese brewing and distilling giant Suntory on its $16 billion purchase of Beam.

Asia Deal Digest: January 16, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 16, 2014

* Cleary and Sidley lead on $16 billion Suntory-Beam deal* Paul Hastings advising Chinese meat processor Shuanghui on a planned $6 billion IPO* Stephenson Harwood helps budget airline VietJet buy $800 million in jet engines

New Deals

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

Japanese brewer and distiller Suntory has reached a deal to buy Beam, the maker of Jim Beam and Maker's Mark, in a cash deal worth roughly $16 billion, including the assumption of debt. Also, specialty pharmaceutical company Forest Laboratories said last week it has agreed to pay $2.9 billion in cash to acquire Aptalis Pharma.

Paul Hastings Advising Shuanghui on $6 Billion IPO

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 14, 2014

The firm also advised the Chinese meat processor on its $7.1 billion acquisition of Smithfield Foods Inc. last May.

Am Law 100 Trio Take Lead on Time Warner Cable Bid

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Time Warner Cable said Tuesday it had rejected rival Charter Communications' $61.3 billion takeover bid, with the former relying on longtime outside counsel Paul Weiss for representation and the latter turning to Wachtell and Kirkland & Ellis. Should the companies end up striking a deal, a fresh round of cable industry consolidation—and a bevy of transactional assignments for other Am Law 100 firms—could follow.

Cleary, Sidley Lead on $16 Billion Beam Sale

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Asian Lawyer : January 13, 2014

Japan's Suntory has agreed to buy Beam, the maker of bourbon brands Jim Beam and Maker's Mark, in a cash deal worth roughly $16 billion, including the assumption of debt. Cleary is advising Suntory on the purchase, while Beam has turned to Sidley Austin.

Cleary, Sidley Line Up $16 Billion Beam Sale

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Japan's Suntory has agreed to buy Beam, the maker of bourbon brands Jim Beam and Maker's Mark, in a cash deal worth roughly $16 billion, including the assumption of debt. Cleary is advising Suntory on the purchase, while Beam has turned to Sidley Austin.

Leading M&A Transactions-Target or Acquirer Based in N.J.-2013

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Leading M&A transactions with the target or acquirer based in N.J. in 2013.

New Jersey M&As Saw Drop In Number and Value in 2013

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 10, 2014

New Jersey's mergers-and-acquisitions market told a familiar tale in 2013: another year that began with optimism and ended with stagnation.

No New Women Partners at Five Am Law Firms This Year

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

With the 2014 partner promotion season in full swing across The Am Law 200, a handful of firms—Cleary, Edwards Wildman, Gibson Dunn, Locke Lord and Stroock—stuck out by failing to elevate a single female attorney to their respective partnership ranks.

Am Law 100 Trio Lands Roles on $2.9 Billion Pharma Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

Forest Laboratories is acquiring Aptalis Pharma, a pharmaceutical company backed by private equity firm TPG that makes treatments for cystic fibrosis and gastrointestinal disorders. Debevoise & Plimpton is advising Forest on the acquisition, while Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is serving as financing counsel. Aptalis and TPG have turned to Ropes & Gray.

Cleary Partner Heads to Hong Kong Securities Regulator

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 02, 2014

Megan Tang is joining the Hong Kong Securities & Futures Commission as a director in its corporate finance division.

The Churn: Greenberg Raids Weil, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2013

Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses a corporate partner in Washington, D.C., and three intellectual property lawyers in Texas; Winston & Strawn hires an energy lawyer in Hong Kong from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; and a Dorsey & Whitney partner becomes New York City's new corporation counsel.

A Recovery for European M&A?

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2013

In 2013, European dealmaking showed its first signs of health in five years.

Six Firms Lead on $1.84 Billion Marketing Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2013

Harland Clarke Holdings is buying marketing company Valassis in an all-cash deal, with Wachtell and Cleary advising Harland Clarke; Kirkland and McDermott representing Valassis; and Latham and Weil also landing roles on the transaction.

Four Am Law 100 Firms Take Star Turns on WME's IMG Buy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2013

Hollywood talent agency William Morris Endeavor Entertainment and private equity backer Silver Lake Partners tapped Paul Weiss and Simpson Thacher, respectively, for counsel on their winning bid to acquire sports agency powerhouse IMG Worldwide from Forstmann Little & Co., which is being advised by Akin Gump and Kilpatrick Townsend as the private equity firm liquidates its portfolio.

Edwards Wildman Helps Google Get Into Robots

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2013

Military robotics manufacturer Boston Dynamics tapped Edwards Wildman Palmer for counsel this week on its sale to Google for an undisclosed sum. The deal has the Internet, and even some late-night comedians, buzzing.

Boies Schiller Tops Other Firms in Associate Bonuses

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2013

As it does every year, Boies Schiller has awarded associate bonuses significantly sweeter than those doled out by the rest of The Am Law 100, with the high end hitting $300,000. Meanwhile, at least 10 other firms have matched the range set by Cravath earlier this month.

Amid Deal Doldrums, Energy M&A Still Flows to Some Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2013

Though the volume of energy-related M&A transactions has dipped to a nine-year low, Herbert Smith Freehills, Norton Rose Fulbright, Vinson & Elkins and White & Case are closing out 2013 by grabbing leading roles on a spate of big deals tied to the industry.

Boies Schiller Tops Bonus Scale Again As Most Match Market

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2013

As it does every year, Boies, Schiller & Flexner has awarded 2013 associate bonuses significantly sweeter than those doled out by the rest of The Am Law 100, with the firm's high end hitting $300,000. Meanwhile, at least 10 other firms have now fallen in line with the $10,000-to-$60,000 range set, as usual, by Cravath, Swaine & Moore earlier this month.

Massey Settlement Came as Discovery Stay Was Set to End

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 11, 2013

The $265 million shareholder settlement with coal producer Massey Energy Co. came after the U.S. attorney's office in West Virginia, citing its criminal investigation into the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster, intervened to halt discovery in the civil case.

Courts, Not Arbitrator, to Distribute Nortel's $7.5 Bil. in Assets

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 11, 2013

The distribution of the $7.5 billion in cash raised by insolvent Nortel Networks Inc. during an asset auction will be decided by joint proceedings in the Delaware and Canadian courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled in a precedential opinion.

American Express Names Interim General Counsel

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2013

American Express has named Tim Heine to the post of interim general counsel while the company searches for a successor to Louise Parent, who is retiring after leading the department for 20 years.

Big Deals

David Marcus : The American Lawyer : January 02, 2013

Applied Materials / Tokyo Electron; Koch Industries / Molex; Ares/CPPIB / Neiman Marcus; Regency Energy / PVR

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2013

The general counsel of American Express is slated to join Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in April; Morrison & Foerster expands in Washington, D.C., with a hire from O'Melveny & Myers; and Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn adds an intellectual property partner. .

Veteran AmEx Counsel To Join Cleary Gottlieb

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 26, 2013

Louise Parent, general counsel of American Express for the past 20 years, is joining Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton as of counsel next year.

Three NYC Lawyers to Make High Court Debut

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2013

The Supreme Court returns from Thanksgiving on Monday, Dec. 2 with a full plate of oral arguments that will bring the usual D.C. veteran advocates, as well as several New York City newcomers, to the lectern.

Retiring American Express GC Going to Cleary

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 25, 2013

American Express general counsel Louise Parent will soon begin a new job as of counsel with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

Thirteen Firms Advise on $2.6 Billion Pharmaceutical JV

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2013

Dutch life and materials sciences company Royal DSM is spinning off its pharmaceutical manufacturing unit into a joint venture with private equity firm JLL Partners that will then buy pharmaceutical company Patheon. The deal, worth roughly $2.65 billion in total, generated legal advisory roles for a host of large law firms.

Am Law 100, Canadian Firms Advise on Big Energy Deals

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2013

Foreign buyers and private-equity firms continued to spur activity in the energy M&A sector over the past week, yielding roles for Andrews Kurth; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Jones Day; Locke Lord; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Vinson & Elkins; and leading Canadian firms Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt and Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer.

D.C. MOVES

: The National Law Journal : January 11, 2013

Asia Deal Digest: November 7, 2013

Quiteria Leung : The Asian Lawyer : January 07, 2013

* Skadden, Russell McVeagh advise on New Zealand's largest-ever IPO for Meridian Energy* Baker & McKenzie guides a Chinese conglomerate buying a Hong Kong bank for $1.5 billion* A Dubai commodities firm turns to Stamford for a Singapore reverse merger

Quinn Adds Cleary's Morillo to D.C. White-Collar Team

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2013

Juan Morillo is headed from Cleary to Quinn Emanuel, where he will cochair the firm's Washington, D.C., white-collar and corporate investigations group. A former pick for The American Lawyer's Fab 50 Young Litigators, Morillo is the latest addition to a two-year-old Quinn Emanuel office that continues to grow.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 06, 2013

Herzfeld & Rubin has opened a five-attorney office in Yangon, Myanmar, among other announcements.

Gibson Dunn, Freshfields Advise on Vivendi's Latest Asset Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2013

The French conglomerate has agreed to unload its 53 percent stake in Moroccan phone company Maroc Telecom to Emirates Telecommunications in a deal valued at $5.7 billion. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, which has been advising Vivendi in connection with a series of divestitures, and Magic Circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have grabbed lead roles on the transaction.

Shearman Nabs Role on $1.2 Billion Software Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2013

Francisco Partners, a private equity firm focused on investments in the technology sector, has once again tapped Shearman & Sterling for transactional work. This time, the firm is advising on the proposed $1.17 billion sale of cloud-technology provider GXS Group to Canadian software company Open Text.

Cleary, Clifford Chance on $740 Million UMW Oil IPO

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 04, 2013

The IPO of the offshore drilling company is Malaysia's second-largest of the year so far.

Three Firms Advise as PwC Swallows Booz

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2013

PricewaterhouseCoopers continues to expand its advisory arm with the acquisition of New York–based consulting firm Booz & Company for an undisclosed amount. Davis Polk and Linklaters are advising PwC, while Booz has turned to Cleary for legal advice.

Asia Deal Digest: October 24, 2013

Quiteria Leung : The Asian Lawyer : January 24, 2013

*Morrison & Foerster advises Japan's Softbank on another U.S. telecom investment, worth $1.3 billion*Ropes & Gray acts for Blackstone-led consortium on $625 million purchase of Chinese IT company*Simpson Thacher guides KKR on its first investment into Malaysia

Private Equity Ties Yield Roles for Top Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2013

Clifford Chance, Kirkland & Ellis, Schulte Roth, Simpson Thacher, and Weil, Gotshal & Manges are queuing up to the private equity pipeline to advise on a handful of deals by top buyout shops. The transactions, which come as many private investment firms embark on a major fundraising drive, reveal the close ties between such law firms and their PE clients.

Am Law Firms Line Up for Latest SoftBank Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Asian Lawyer : January 20, 2013

Just a few days after acquiring a majority stake in Finnish online gaming company Supercell, the Japanese Internet and telecommunications giant has agreed to pay $1.26 billion for a 57 percent stake in Miami-based mobile-phone company Brightstar Corp.