Mark Klugmann was invited by the government of the country of Georgia, once part of the Soviet Union, to present LEAP zones to the executive cabinet. His task was to make the case that Georgia’s project to create a new port city on the Black Sea should be designed as a new legal, economic, administrative, political jurisdiction (and not, as some conceived it, as simply another government-funded construction and infrastructure project). Consensus in this regard was achieved, and the President announced that the new city, to be called Lazika, would operate under British common law. Georgia modified its constitution to define Lazika as a special jurisdiction. However a national change of government a few months later left the project on hold.