ORS 71.3010¹
Territorial applicability
  • parties’ power to choose applicable law

(1) Except as provided in this section, when a transaction bears a reasonable relation to this state and also to another state or nation, the parties may agree that the law either of this state or of such other state or nation shall govern their rights and duties.

(2) In the absence of such an agreement effective under subsection (1) of this section and except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, the Uniform Commercial Code applies to transactions bearing an appropriate relation to this state.

(3) If one of the following provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code specifies the applicable law, that provision governs and a contrary agreement is effective only to the extent permitted by the law so specified:

(a) Rights of creditors against sold goods as specified in ORS 72.4020 (Rights of seller’s creditors against sold goods).

(b) Applicability of ORS chapter 72A on leases.

(c) Applicability of ORS chapter 74 as specified in ORS 74.1020 (Applicability).

(d) Applicability of ORS chapter 74A as specified in ORS 74A.5070 (Choice of law).

(e) Applicability of ORS chapter 75 as specified in ORS 75.1160 (Choice of law and forum).

(f) Applicability of ORS chapter 78 as specified in ORS 78.1100 (Applicability).

(g) ORS 79.0301 (UCC 9-301. Law governing perfection and priority of security interests) to 79.0307 (UCC 9-307. Location of debtor) governing perfection, the effect of perfection or nonperfection and the priority of security interests and agricultural liens. [2009 c.181 §14]

Note: 71.3010 (Territorial applicability) to 71.3100 (Subordinated obligations) were added to and made a part of the Uniform Commercial Code by legislative action but were not added to ORS chapter 71 or any series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 71—General Provisions for Uniform Commercial Code, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors071.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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. Currency Information