The effective development and operation of the law faces many obstacles. Among the more
intractable but hidden barriers are legal cultural disconnects and discontinuities. These occur
when opposing legal cultural characteristics from different legal cultures are forced to
interact as part of the implementation of the law across two different legal cultures. That
conflictual interaction can impede or block the successful implementation and development
of the law. While present in domestic legal systems, those conflicts are more likely and the
conflicts may be deeper between the many different legal cultures involved in the
international legal order. This article aggregates and analyses the results from a series of
related case studies applying a comparative legal cultural analysis to various aspects of
international economic law. When brought together, it is clear that the methodology can be
usefully applied to the international legal order, and specifically to international economic
law. Furthermore, the various findings provide deep insights into the inner workings of the
field as a whole, as well as of the individual areas examined. In addition, the case studies'
successful employment of comparative legal cultural analysis revealed hitherto hidden
insights into legal culture as well as into the methodology itself.