Boaz S. Morag’s practice includes representing foreign and domestic clients (both sovereign and private entities) in trials and appeals in state and federal courts in the United States and in arbitration hearings internationally.

He has extensive experience with complex commercial disputes, as well as with disputes over sovereign immunity under United States law and over the scope and applicability of various bilateral and multilateral treaties and conventions.

Boaz joined the firm in 1993 and became counsel in 2001.

Selected Activities

  • Member, International Commercial Disputes Committee, New York City Bar Association
  • Former Member, Arbitration Committee, New York City Bar Association


U.S. Supreme Court Defines Contours of FSIA’s Expropriation Exception,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, February 8, 2021

NY Ruling Underscores Federal, State Arbitration Law Conflict,” Law360, November 6, 2020

SDNY District Court Rules Foreign Sovereigns Are Not Immune From Criminal Jurisdiction In U.S. Court,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, October 9, 2020 

Circuit Split Intensifies Over Use of 28 U.S.C. § 1782 to Obtain Discovery for Use in Private International Arbitration,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, July 13, 2020

Supreme Court Holds That New York Convention Does Not Preclude Non-Signatories From Invoking State Law Principles To Compel Arbitration,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, June 3, 2020

Second Circuit Overturns Arbitration Award Against Non-Signatory Parent Company,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, April 3, 2020

COVID-19 and the Tolling Of Statutes of Limitations: Impact on Arbitrations Seated in New York,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, March 25, 2020

Implications of PDVSA Alter Ego Decision for Other Sovereigns,” September 9, 2019; republished by the AIRA Journal, February 2020

CPLR Article 75 or the Federal Arbitration Act: Which One Applies to Arbitrations in New York and Why It Matters,” International Lawyer, 2019

Supreme Court Confirms Arbitrators Decide Threshold Issues,” January 9, 2019

The State Of Creditor Recovery Efforts In Venezuela: Part 2,” June 5, 2018

The State Of Creditor Recovery Efforts In Venezuela: Part 1,” June 4, 2018

Start Your Engines: Are We Going to See More Creditor Recovery Efforts in Venezuela?,” May 29, 2018

The Many Facing Venezuela Bribery Suit: Part 2,” April 16, 2018

Update on PDVSA US Litigation Trust v. Lukoil Pan Americas, et al.,” April 10, 2018

PDVSA US Litigation Trust: What Creditors Should Know About the Trust, Its Claims and Its Implications for Venezuela’s Restructuring,” March 15, 2018

“Third Circuit Dismisses Crystallex’s Fraudulent Transfer Claim but Potential Liability Remains for PDVSA,” January 5, 2018

Venezuela’s Debt Crisis: Why Litigation Is More Advantageous Than Arbitration for Bondholders,” December 13, 2017

Venezuela’s Imminent Restructuring and The Role Alter Ego Claims May Play in this Chavismo Saga,” November 9, 2017

Second Circuit Confirms That an Arbitral Award That Has Been Nullified at the Seat of the Arbitration Should Rarely Be Enforced,” July 27, 2017

Second Circuit Rules That FSIA Provides Sole Basis for Jurisdiction Over Foreign Sovereigns in Actions to Enforce ICSID Awards,” July 17, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court: Hague Service Convention Permits Service of Process by Mail,” May 23, 2017

Restitution Despite the Revenue Rule: An Opportunity for Foreign States to Recover Through U.S. Courts the Taxes They May Not Purse Directly,” May 2012