London High Court Justice Nicholas Warren ruled that a deal to shift Peninsular and Oriental Steam and Navigation Co.\u2019s (P&O) port operations in Britain and the United States\u00a0to a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based company can move forward, according to Reuters.Justice Warren\u00a0OK\u2019d the deal regardless of protests by Miami-based Eller & Co., which has a venture agreement with a P&O subsidiary, and two private P&O shareholders, according to Reuters.\u201cThe objections of Eller do not persuade me that I should not sanction the scheme,\u201d Justice Warren said.Eller filed suits in both Britain and the United States\u00a0in an attempt to stop the deal from going forward, Reuters reports. Eller claims that the shift of operations violates its contract with the P&O subsidiary and will negatively affect its business.The company was disappointed with Justice Warren\u2019s ruling, according to Reuters.\u201cWe remain deeply concerned for the future of our business and the livelihood of thousands of staff and subcontractors,\u201d an Eller spokesperson told Reuters.The deal has already brewed a storm of controversy in the U.S. because a number of lawmakers and critics claim the Bush Administration did not adequately assess the national security risks associated with the deal.For related content, read Dubai or Not Dubai, Selling U.S. Ports to Dubai: Bad Security of Just Bad Politics? and Customs Rattles the Supply Chain.For more news coverage, read London High Court to Rule on Dubai Deal, Coast Guard Concerns Stir Up Ports Debate\u00a0and U.S. Accepts 45-Day Review of Dubai Deal.Keep checking in at our CSO Security Feed\u00a0page for update news coverage.