It is the policy of the Legislative Assembly to encourage the use of arbitration and conciliation to resolve disputes arising out of international relationships and to assure access to the courts of this state for legal proceedings ancillary to or otherwise in aid of such arbitration and conciliation and to encourage the participation and use of Oregon facilities and resources to carry out the purposes of ORS 36.450 (Definitions for ORS 36) to 36.558 (Short title).
Any person may enter into a written agreement to arbitrate or conciliate any existing dispute or any dispute arising thereafter between that person and another. If the dispute is within the scope of ORS 36.450 (Definitions for ORS 36) to 36.558 (Short title), the agreement shall be enforced by the courts of this state in accordance with ORS 36.450 (Definitions for ORS 36) to 36.558 (Short title) without regard to the justiciable character of the dispute. In addition, if the agreement is governed by the law of this state, it shall be valid and enforceable in accordance with ordinary principles of contract law. [1991 c.405 §2; 1993 c.18 §12]