Liechtenstein, with its neighbours Switzerland and Austria, is one of the four smallest states in Europe. 11 communities, as well as Vaduz, the main township and princely residence, are located on a surface area of 160 km2.
The form of government is a constitutional hereditary monarchy on a democratic and parliamentary basis. The Liechtenstein Head of State has been Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein since 1989, with state affairs being incumbent upon Prince Alois of Liechtenstein since 2004.
The Liechtenstein financial community offers security. The Banking Act of 1992 regulates, inter alia, personal and data protection as well as the non-disclosure obligation. The law on due diligence offers the foundation needed to combat money laundering.