According to the 1996 Act (section 14), the standard position is that arbitration begins when an arbitrator is proposed – that is, even before his or her identity is agreed – and that professional secrecy often begins at this early stage, which provides important protection against reputational damage. The parties agree to refer to the three arbitrators M/s. D, E and F cited above, to rule on the following questions, without prejudice to the generality of this clause, all their disputes and differences which affect the activity of this partnership, its immovable property and its accounts and which arise from the abovementioned act of partnership or its relationship, and without prejudice to the generality of this clause:-. The petitioner requested the reference to the dispute for an arbitration procedure, taking into account the arbitration clause contained in the social act of 01.04.2002 The learned judge refused the . it was not possible to bring to the attention of the Court of Justice, even a photocopy of the registered partnership act. . . .