2017 ORS 36.450¹
Definitions for ORS 36.450 to 36.558

For the purposes of ORS 36.450 (Definitions for ORS 36.450 to 36.558) to 36.558 (Short title):

(1) “Arbitral award” means any decision of the arbitral tribunal on the substance of the dispute submitted to it and includes any interim, interlocutory or partial arbitral award.

(2) “Arbitral tribunal” means a sole arbitrator or a panel of arbitrators.

(3) “Arbitration” means any arbitration whether or not administered by a permanent arbitral institution.

(4) “Arbitration agreement” means an agreement by the parties to submit to arbitration all or certain disputes which may arise between them in respect to a defined legal relationship, whether contractual or not. An arbitration agreement may be in the form of an arbitration clause in a contract or in the form of a separate agreement.

(5) “Commercial” means matters arising from all relationships of a commercial nature including, but not limited to, any of the following transactions:

(a) A transaction for the supply or exchange of goods or services.

(b) A distribution agreement.

(c) A commercial representation or agency.

(d) An exploitation agreement or concession.

(e) A joint venture or other forms of industrial or business cooperation.

(f) The carriage of goods or passengers by air, sea, rail or road.

(g) Construction.

(h) Insurance.

(i) Licensing.

(j) Factoring.

(k) Leasing.

(L) Consulting.

(m) Engineering.

(n) Financing.

(o) Banking.

(p) The transfer of data or technology.

(q) Intellectual or industrial property, including trademarks, patents, copyrights and software programs.

(r) Professional services.

(6) “Conciliation” means any conciliation whether or not administered by a permanent conciliation institution.

(7) “Chief Justice” means the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Oregon or designee.

(8) “Circuit court” means the circuit court in the county in this state selected as pursuant to ORS 36.464 (Venue).

(9) “Court” means a body or an organ of the judicial system of a state or country.

(10) “Party” means a party to an arbitration or conciliation agreement.

(11) “Supreme Court” means the Supreme Court of Oregon. [1991 c.405 §4]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 36—Mediation and Arbitration, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors036.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.