Robert B. Van Grover is a partner in Seward & Kissel’s Investment Management Group. He joined the Firm in 1997.

Rob specializes in the formation and representation of private funds (U.S., offshore, single and multi-strategy, fund of funds and private equity), investment advisers (federal or state registered and non-registered), broker-dealers, commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors. Rob advises clients on a wide variety of securities, tax and business law matters relating to the investment management business, including compliance and regulatory matters, fund and management company structuring, counseling on mergers and acquisitions, buy-sell agreements, employment matters, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, marketing and distribution arrangements and presentation materials, joint ventures, seed capital arrangements, soft dollar and other brokerage arrangements, and general organizational matters.

Rob is a contributing author to Hedge Funds: Law and Regulation (Sweet & Maxwell 2001) (chapter entitled, “U.S. Legal and Regulatory Issues Faced by Offshore Funds and Their Sponsors”) and has authored articles on various investment management topics. Rob is a frequent speaker on “hedge fund” and investment management related issues. Rob spoke at the Regulatory Compliance Authority (RCA) RegTeligence 2021 Symposium, on the General Counsel Roundtable. Rob was also a panelist on a Private Funds CFO Network webinar titled, “The Latest on the Marketing Rule,” on April 21, 2023.

Rob is a member of the International Bar Association.