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In July, Sir David Walker published his eagerly awaited consultation paper on transparency, disclosure and corporate governance in the private equity industry.

In partnership with The Daily Telegraph, SJ Berwin recently hosted a forum for clients and contacts in the private equity industry to discuss the recommendations set out in The Walker Review and to examine the practical implications of the proposals.

The forum was chaired by Damian Reece, City Editor of The Daily Telegraph, and we were delighted to welcome Sir David Walker who set the scene by providing an overview of his consultation paper.  They were joined by a distinguished panel of speakers which included John Cridland CBE, Deputy Director General of the CBI; Michael Hoffman, Chairman of Palamon Capital Partners; Wol Kolade, Chairman of the BVCA; Peter Taylor, Managing Partner of Duke Street Capital; Philip Yea, Chief Executive of 3i Group plc and Simon Witney, partner at SJ Berwin LLP.  We also had contributions from Michael Fallon MP and Javier Echarri from the EVCA.

To view the highlights from the forum, please click on one of the following links:

Sir David Walker presents his consultation document (20 minutes)

The panel react to his proposals:

Philip Yea (1 minute)

Wol Kolade (1 minute)

Peter Taylor (1 minute)

Michael Hoffman (2.5 minutes)

John Cridland (3.5 minutes)

Simon Witney (2 minutes)

Michael Fallon MP comments on the Treasury Committee process and likely outcomes (4 minutes)