An arbitration clause provided for recourse to arbitration before the President of the French
association of pharmacists. The President refused his appointment, on the grounds that his mission was confined only to conciliation.
The Court of Appeal denied the jurisdiction of the State courts, in favour of the arbitral
tribunal, since the clause was not necessarily void. The claimant may always address itself to those responsible for organizing the arbitration or to the support judge [juge d’appui].